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Shuttle snapped up against sun

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 08:16 AM

NASA'S space shuttle Atlantis has been caught in a stunning snap silhouetted against the sun.

The pic — the first ever image taken of a solar transit of a space shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope — was taken by an amateur astronomer from his back garden.

This is a really impressive picture. What is even more impressive is that it was taken by a hobbyist, on Earth.

The picture shows a giant yellow sun with a tiny little black shuttle near one corner. Of course the perceived size of the sun compared to the shuttle is just a tiny fraction of what it would be if they were closer to each other, but it still gives the viewer a sense of how insignificant we are in many ways.

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:06 PM
That is a cool pic. Too bad he couldn't get the Hubble in the shot as well.

Man, are we tiny.

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:14 PM
Obviously photoshoped!

I mean sure he got a picture of the shuttle, but astoundingly missed the thousands of thousands of UFOs that orbit our planet constantly.

Sure, capture the shuttle but not the GFL destroyer in orbit.

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