Friday, May 15, 2009

Shuttle transits the Sun

Space Shuttle Atlantis was photographed in silhouette against the Sun on May 13th by French astrophotographer Thierry Legault, while in Florida. The shuttle's transit across the Sun lasted only 0.8 seconds, and this picture was taken before the shuttle caught up with Hubble. See Legault's website for other other very nice astronomy pictures.

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