Wednesday, April 4, 2007

ISS Photographed on Solar Disk

Look ma! It's the Sun! And it has a cute sunspot!

No kid, it's really the International Space Station (ISS) with the space shuttle Atlantis docked to it! See, it's just about to undock and return to Earth.

Thierry Legault captured the tanden moving across the solar disk from a cow pasture in Normandy, France. The ISS was 350 miles away from the Earth. The sun? Well, it was and still is at 93 million miles away.

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