One of the Most Amazing Images Ever

Courtesy of Thierry Legault, the International Space Station with the space shuttle attached in front of the sun (with a sunspot on the solar surface):

Here is an enlargement:

The solar panels are at top and bottom with the shuttle at left center (at an angle to the sun’s surface).

The images were captured on film (see, it is still good for something!) with an exposure of 1/8,000 of a second. There was only 0.49 of a second to catch the image!

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