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Amazing photo of the Sun

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:13 AM
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What a beautiful photo!!

It makes you realize that,although astronauts have the toughest job in the world(and space),they absolutely have the best job also!!





posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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What is that black dot?! Could it be UFO's omgosh.. WHAT IT THAT!




/s



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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the black dot is the Hubble Space Telescope


great picture



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by RE2505
It looks like the shuttle is very close to the sun in that picture. If that's a real photograph I bet it's toasty inside.


Lol no, it's just that the sun is SO big by comparison to the earth, they're probably cold.

The sun is massive. As Douglas Adams would have phrased it, "The Sun is Big. Really big. It may seem like a long way to the corner chemist, but compared to the Sun, that's peanuts."

Appypolylogies to Mr Adams (RIP)



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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Wow! I thought there were so many sunspots in that picture.

I have just realized how dirty my laptop screen is.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:03 PM
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Beautiful and humbling picture! One of the coolest pics I have ever seen. Star and Flag for you.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by RE2505
It looks like the shuttle is very close to the sun in that picture. If that's a real photograph I bet it's toasty inside.


I mean really - it is just me or does anyone else think that it, it really odd that it is that close and not burningup? Not like I know what I am talking baout but if it's this hot here on earth, wouldn't you think being that close would turn the shuttle into dust? that is some really extreme heat or is it?????? someone please help me understand!!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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The shuttle and hubble are in orbit around the earth...the pic just shows how incredibly massive the sun is and how very small and far away we are.


[edit on 5/15/09 by riotact1]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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Humbling to say the least. Our sun is amazing. Our earth is too.

I read somewhere that the planets 'communicate' through vibrations.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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Here is another great pic,

www.nasa.gov...

Beautiful!!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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This picture makes us all feel so small, and remember: that is how big the shuttle looks with the sun 93,000,000 miles deep in the background, plus, the sun would be an invisible spec compared to some of the larger suns in our galaxy.... it's ridiculous how big our universe is



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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Can someone paste the link to the pic please nothing comes up but an error message from wordpress when click the link in the OP



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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Why do I get an ERROR ??
I need password ! Anyone have a password for me ?



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by WonkoTheSane
These images don't seem real to me. Are there any other sources to back these up? I'm only seeing links to a french astronomy site and a flicker site....

You've got to be kidding me. It's an amateur astronomer who took this, of course it's real! It's not even like it's the first time someone's shot the shuttle going in front of the sun before:
www.phys.ncku.edu.tw...
(in this case docked to ISS)
I was thinking about attempting this shot myself, but the weather hasn't been permissive the last few days. Hat's off to Mr. Legault for pulling it off. I've tried it in the past, but something always foils me, be it weather or unanticipated debris avoidance maneuvers. Legault's an expert at this form of satellite tracking though. Here's another of his excellent shuttle shots:
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov...

At least someone did it so there can be no conspiratorial question as to the purpose of this shuttle mission.

[edit on 15-5-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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Why am I getting an error?
Someone should post the picture(s) up!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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Take everything you are shown with a grain of salt. Do you actually know the astronomer?



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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Can any post the picture here on ATS. It keeps sayong theres an error and i cant view the image!
Thanks!

Peace!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by WonkoTheSane
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Take everything you are shown with a grain of salt. Do you actually know the astronomer?

He's an amateur, just like me. He's an average citizen (not even american) with no reason to lie. I have absolutely no reason to distrust him, but plenty of reasons to believe him. He has a proven track record of tracking ISS/shuttle solar transits. Everything about them is consistent with my own ISS & shuttle tracking images and experience (not to mention that of others). As a fellow amateur, I resent the implication that he might be faking his work, especially in the absence of any evidence. If you can show some evidence of wrongdoing, let's see it.

[edit on 15-5-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:19 PM
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Click the link i have created,just a couple posts back.

Slightly different from the OP,but it shows the Shuttle a bit clearer!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:31 PM
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S&F! for you! Very great find! Thats amazing.



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