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Blink and you'll miss it: Shuttle Atlantis and Space Station pass in front of the Sun

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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Blink and you'll miss it: Shuttle Atlantis and Space Station pass in front of the Sun


www.dailymail.co.uk

Against the awesome backdrop of the sun, they are at first little more than specks.

Look a little closer, however, and you can make out the outline of solar panels, and next to it a dart-shaped silhouette.

This extraordinary image shows the Space Shuttle Atlantis docking with the International Space Station in front of the sun.

It was taken by astro-photographer Thierry Legault who, had he blinked at the crucial moment, would have missed it.
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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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Pretty amazing, he made a special trip to be in the right place at the right time and it paid off. You can even see the solar panels on the space station.

His camera equipment is awesome and the filters make the sun look like a pool ball.

There's a couple of pictures that show Earth in the background, it looks so nice and clean from up there..sigh

The photographer reminds me of someone, can't recall who though...hmmmm

www.dailymail.co.uk
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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:00 AM
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Yeah, Theirry has taken some great shots over the years and his equipment is awesome.

You should check out his website.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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That was just awesome .

Great pics . Seeing the ISS and shuttle in front of the sun like that , made me set here and marvel at what determined and persistant little creatures that we really are .

Thank you for posting this .



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:17 AM
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Thank you Chadwickus, I'm kind of new to a lot of subjects on here. I'm finding that the things in space are very fascinating and beautiful. But no image moves me as much as pictures of Earth with its varying whirls of clouds...there's no place like home



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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You are most welcome okbmd. I had pretty much the same reaction when I found it. It's simply amazing.

I found this site too thanks to Chadwickus, it has some really cool images.

www.axilone.com...



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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Thanks for posting this, those are great pictures !

He does have some awesome photography equiptment.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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Yes, his equipment makes my digital camera look like a child's toy. That's why he gets such great pictures and I get OK ones. But mine fits in my pocket and I'd have to hire help to carry all the stuff he's got



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