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Atlantis and Space Station silhouette, passing in front of the sun

submitted on May 21, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
Just goes to show you how small we really are.



"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."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sci.....z0oavBxbGq
     

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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on May 21, 2010
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    Seeing this reminded me of a video I saw some months ago on YouTube that I found fascinating and, again, is a good measure of how minuscule our existence really is compared to the rest of the universe.

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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on May 21, 2010
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      That was a cool video, with a nifty soundtrack.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on May 21, 2010
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      Cool. I loved it! Reminds me of our last trip to the Chicago Planetarium.

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