Friday, September 22, 2006

An Amazing Photo

See it HERE .....

You can click on the photo to enlarge it. What you see is the Shuttle Atlantis performing a fly-around of the ISS shortly after undocking. They are making a transit of the face of the sun.

Just to place ourselves in the proper perspective the shuttle and the ISS are about two hundred miles away. The sun is 470,000 times further away, 94 million miles.

The photo was taken by a French Amateur Astronomer.


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