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A chap from the German space agency DLR has captured a fetching snap of the International Space Station transiting the Sun, appropriately last Sunday afternoon: The ISS shown transiting the Sun. Pic: Thilo Kranz/DLR Snapper Thilo Kranz explains: "I took this image of the ISS as it passed across the solar disk in just 0.51 …

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Joke

group of sunspots?

C'mon, that _must_ be the shadow of the ISS!

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Better picture showing Atlantis about to dock

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2010/05/28/iss_sun/

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Recursion

You've posted a link to this page.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/20/article-1279952-09AC522B000005DC-766_306x423.jpg

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Re: Better picture showing Atlantis about to dock

Funny, your link just sent me back to this page!

This is a picture taken by a French guy in Madrid, showing Atlantis approaching the station:

http://axilone.com/legault/iss_atlantis_transit_2010.html

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Can't even post a link! meh

What an idiot.

This is the link I meant to post:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100523.html

from the Astronomy Picture of the Day site.

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there was a better pic

in the mirror (yes it shocked me too). that pic shows the shuttle leaving the station. I presume the same bloke took the pic cos it looks almost identical.

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Same bloke

I saw that too (it was the shuttle approaching, not leaving tho). However, the Mirror redeemed itself with this classic explanation of the photo:

"Legault, 48, travelled from France to Madrid to get the image which was taken in daylight"

Just in case you thought he'd taken a picture of the Sun at night!

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Nah

He's drawn that on with a biro

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Close

It's a smudge on the lens!

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Black smudge

What's that black mark just high of the Sun's centre? Is that another craft just out of focus range? Is the ISS under attack?

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Alien

Be afraid, be very afraid

Looks like the lizard cloaking device isn't working too well

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Clue is in the article

"Close to the centre of the Sun, a group of sunspots is visible."

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Paris Hilton

I don't know

200c in the sun and -270c in the shade, doesn't seem that appealing to me....Now Paris :-)

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Black Helicopters

That's not the ISS

I've looked at the image and I don't think it's the ISS.

I wondered if it was a black helicopter.

But, no, I've decided ... it's Santa, Rudolf et al off on their summer holiday.

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Paris Hilton

Is it legal...

To cut an approx 1280x1024 part of the above linked image, and post to you lot via photobucket???

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