Space Shuttle and ISS Cross the Sun

French astronomer Thierry Legault has taken some amazing images of the Space Shuttle crossing the Sun whilst docked with the International Space Station.

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The ISS is travelling at 25000 kmh and took just 0.7 seconds to cross the Sun. He started taking four pictures a second, two seconds before it was due to cross the Sun. Distance to the ISS – 500km, distance to the Sun – 150000000km.

Some more pictures he took in May this year of the Space Shuttle crossing the Sun…
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