STS-125 Atlantis and Hubble Solar Transit (200905130002HQ)

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    In this tightly cropped image the NASA space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope are seen in silhouette, side by side during solar transit at 12:17p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from west of Vero Beach, Florida. The two spaceships were at an altitude of 600 km and they zipped across the sun in only 0.8 seconds. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

    Thierry made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

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    1. Red Giraffe 60 months ago | reply

      Just incredible.

    2. nimmykins 60 months ago | reply

      That's amazing.

    3. Rossy65 60 months ago | reply

      Don't look at this, you will go blind!

    4. CrabAppleLane Rob 60 months ago | reply

      This is one of the coolest photos I have ever seen. Good job.

    5. danielguip 60 months ago | reply

      EXTRAORDINARY !!! And it does not make it to Explorer !! incredible...

    6. Leap Year Photography 60 months ago | reply

      I thought we captured some great florida sunsets but nothing compares to this! Incredible!

    7. suldrew 60 months ago | reply


    8. molaire2 60 months ago | reply


    9. boxwithaneye 60 months ago | reply

      No that's ET on a bycycle.

    10. india_vino 60 months ago | reply

      Hi! Thats a completely unbelievable photograph...Great work!!!

    11. Jvonrockmann 60 months ago | reply

      Saw this on MY NASA. So the sun is the big cheese.

    12. Meridon 60 months ago | reply

      wow. what an amazing picture! :D

    13. levas.cernovas 60 months ago | reply

      Wow.. one more step.. the moon was first, now they landed to the Sun!

    14. huantutri 60 months ago | reply

      No manches que fotototota, congratulations

    15. vkazion 60 months ago | reply

      credits to NASA.for getting such an incredible picture

    16. igamogam 58 months ago | reply


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