The Shuttle and the Space station in front of the sun

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It looks like a speck of dust on the surface of the sun. But this spectacular picture shows the space shuttle Atlantis alongside the International Space Station (ISS) silhouetted as they orbit the earth.
The image was taken in Normandy by French astrophotographer Thierry Legault. He used a digital camera attached to a £5,000 specially kitted-out telescope.

A spot in the sun | the Daily Mail
 

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pretty sweet! doesn't do the sun much justice in terms of what happens on the surface though, just makes it all look one single calm colour........
 

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