Space Station and Shuttle In Front of Sun

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago Science

Guy with telescope gets a cool shot (zoom in).
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Male 157
amazing
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Male 137
i didn`t zoom and i saw it just fine
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Female 415
if its real thats awesome
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Female 419
I really doubt that is the sun.
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Male 213
Actually, contrary to common misconception, the sun is made entirely of cheese.

Due to a printing error in pre-school textbooks, the moon was indicated as such, with is truly laughably ridiculous.

In other news, my cxck is your ear, and it lix it there. There is shall remain whilst my gatorz fest on yo brehns.

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Male 2,513
FAKE. It`s clearly just a bunch of squirrels taped together with a spec of dirt on the lens.
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Male 645
Are you kidding or trying to piss people off? if not then wow...just wow.
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Male 44
that was the worst hoax ive ever seen, besides that ridiculous mermaid fish thing a few yrs/mnths ago. like this guy "happened" to catcha picture of the sun when its all the same color. BS
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Female 600
Looks weird. But it`s absolutely amazing.
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Male 28
look people!!! that IS the D#$! sun!! the pic was taken with a filter so the sun didnt blind the photographer and so you can see the shuttle and space station! AND if you have any sence of an IQ you should know how to zoom in to a web picture! and if any of you are going to post anything make sure its a spart one or that you have enough IQ to understand what your looking at...
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Male 194

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Male 194
ok.. i agree with ryan14
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Male 1
To all who doubt this is for real, here is the official NASA link and explaination.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060921.html
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Male 528
Awesome!
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Female 52
Wow. looks like a yellow beach ball with a bug on it.
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Male 361
it does sorta look like the back of a wal-mart happy face^^
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Female 341
cool pic, but i don`t think thats the sun. It sorta looks like the back of the Wal-Mart happy face`s head...
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Female 1,492
So, my question is...how could he have been looking at the sun? Wouldn`t his vision be like...gone? And secondly, since when does the sun look like that?
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Female 272
kewl
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Female 501
why dont people read the other comments before they post, it is explained many times that the picture was taken with a filter otherwise you wouldnt beable to see the tiny little space station. doesnt this fustrate some people?
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Female 70
it was probably taken with a filter so it doesn`t look the the sun. but its no fake, why else would it be on the NASA website??!
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Female 297
heehee, a ping-pong ball with a freckle.
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Male 388
thats not the sun
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Male 731
hell thats definetly not the sun
it looks like carpet to me
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Male 356
Even if that wasn`t the sun it looked like the International Space Station...
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Male 1,385
nice
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Male 1,343
i thought that unless you took a picture of the sun amazingly fast (faster than a less-than-professional camera) the sun would emit too much light and it would ruin the film.

besides, the sun is only yellow like that in a childs drawing, and it is usually smiling, and has 8 or more lines coming out of it.

the real sun burns.

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Male 2,513
I don`t think that was the ISS. I believe it was actually a bunch of squirrels taped together.
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Male 33
To all the people saying zoom in: You`re assuming everyone is using that (extremely annoying, IMO) browser feature that scales images down to fit in your window. Many of us are not.

Regardless, what needs to be done here is to view the image full-size, and pan halfway down and to the far left to see the station and shuttle.

And to the idiots saying that`s not the sun: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060921.html

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Female 81
I build telescopes, some for looking at the sun. Though my telescope, the sun looks like that only green because I use welder`s glass as a filter.

It does not allow for resolution of the granuals like you see in the reddish orange suns, which are taken through hydrogen-alpha filters. I`m assuming the yellow filters are another low resolution filter.

There is a sunspot visible in the upper left, along with some other characteristic lighter patches around it. We`re just coming out of a solar minimum right now, which is why there aren`t a ton of sunspots.

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Female 1,158
Took me forever and a half scrolling around the page [was using arrow keys so it was slow] to find what I was supposed to be looking at.
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Female 45
It looks fake...
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Female 294
thats definatley a sun i can see by the pixels i have seen quite a few suns in my time =}
lol thats so sweet the tiny ickle space station awwww!
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Female 177
Oh..My..God
Guys, get over yourselvess. Thats the sun. Its a sharp silhouette of the sun. And even if i dont have a fkin clue what that means, I do no that its a special type of picture. Everyone on this picture thinks evrything is fake. Its so annoying. Maybe u guys should try and get out of ur houses sometime? Grr lol. I aint meaning to start an argument, but some of the people on this website can be such retards lol.
Luff Bekka-x
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Female 2,552
This is bothering me. It doesn`t look like the sun but everyone is saying it is! And it is probabaly, but it`s still bothering me. AAARGGHH >-(
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Female 2,552
Intresting but it looks like a sqiushy ball!
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Male 608
[quote]On 9/30/2006 1:03:13 PM bellegrl507 wrote: wow...if that isnt fake i dunno what is!!!!....nice try though....i dont think the space station would be that big compared to the sun....itd be like the tinest speck.....[/quote]

And therefore you are an IDIOT... It is, a several pervious posts point out, a real photo, confirmed by NASA. What a bunch of tools...

[url=http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060921.html]

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Male 701
cool looking if you zoom and its not fake...its on the nasa website
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Female 70
i like it! its amazing. and some people question things too much.
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Male 52
the proably figured out that the satalite was going to be in the middle of the earth and the sun, and the probaly had some sort of special lens so they didnt go completely blind, there are types of telescope lenses, that filter out uv and inferred light, so youcan look through a telescope in the day, its proable what they used
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Male 1,420
" dont think the space station would be that big compared to the sun....itd be like the tinest speck....."
it called perspective... put your hand right in front of your eye. now move it a foot away. they appear to be different sizes.
now look at the sun from the earth. looks pretty small doesnt it? you can cover it up with your hand. does that mean your hand is acctually bigger? no, it means your hand is closer.
the space station in the picture isnt that big compared to the sun, it just seems that way because its far, far closer to the picture than the sun.
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Female 401
that is cool! i dont think its fake...
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Male 213
Specifically because chemical compunds do not form in the sun.
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Male 213
OMFG. SHXT you guys are DUMB!!!!!11!1111!11111!!!!eleveneleven

And no, the son does NOT burn.

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Female 78
wow...if that isnt fake i dunno what is!!!!....nice try though....i dont think the space station would be that big compared to the sun....itd be like the tinest speck.....
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Male 797
How is that the sun?
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Male 1
I think it`s an awesome picture. It seems to me that it was originally black and white and maybe NASA colored it. Check this link to the photographer`s site and you`ll see why I think so:

http://www.astrophoto.fr/iss_atlantis_transit.html

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Female 105
This is the first time I`ve ever thought a supposedly real picture was fake, but it`s on NASA`s site, so I`m compelled to believe it. It`s just such a strange picture of the sun. Where`s all the activity that`s usually going on on the surface, sunspots and all that?
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Male 1,217
even if it is real, boooorinnggggggg i dont see the entertainment
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Male 1,265
To be honest it looks more like Venus.

Correct me if I`m wrong but isn`t the Sun nothing more than a giant nuclear reactor that, oh I don`t know, burns...?

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Male 273
Not everything is fake!! :/
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Male 67
If that is real, then it is way cool.
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Male 93
i dont like to start "conflicts" but you all are retarded...thts the sun
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Female 61
Wow, the sun looks so small.
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Male 3,014
(That was to the atomic skier)
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Male 3,014
^That makes sense. Yes. Yes. Perfect sense. Uh-huh.
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Female 289
Hmmmm it really doesn`t look like the sun, but it`s still interesting. The picture was taken in such a cool way that it makes the sun look so much smaller.
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Male 1,085
There was a filter when this pic. was taken.
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Female 231
ooh wheee waaawww
we are not amused...
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Male 4,431
^^How big we really are?! Guys, just zoom in and you can see the space station and shuttle clear as day. Brian, they look large compared to the sun because they`re just barely, relatively speaking, out of the Earth`s atmosphere (only a few hundred miles above sea level for low Earth orbit) whereas the sun is between, oh, 91 and 95 *million* miles away depending on time of year.
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Male 741
Well Im pretty shure somethings wrong with the sun but still if thats acurate its impressive to see how big we really are
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Male 2,372
Yeah...and everybody KNOWS the sun`s not a circle. It`s a SPHERE!
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Male 511
>.> thats not the sun, i can zoom in to its origanal size, it looked like a run down styrofoam ball :P
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Male 756
Gee, youngsters, believe it!. It`s from NASA`s Astronomy Picture of the Day for Sept 21, 2006.

antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060921.html

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Male 2,057
i dont think thats the sun, its not so yellow


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Male 22
If you zoom in to the black spots on the left, yo can see the rough outline of a space station and the space shuttle. However, I`m not even sure that`s the sun. It doesnt look right.
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Female 99
it looks more like a fuzzy yellow ball with a black spot on it...
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Female 342
is that even the sun?
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Female 322
The "black blob" is a satellite. Considering how bright the sun is, this is an excellent shot for an amateur with a telescope.
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Female 110
i dont find that particularly special... are we supposed to be lookin at the black blob thing cuz i dont get it
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Male 4,431
Sweet! Sort of reminiscent of the famous ET scene. :-)
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Male 651
It could be a deformed sun spot.
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Male 162
oooooo, i cant zoom !
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Male 10,115
Link: Space Station and Shuttle In Front of Sun [Rate Link] - Guy with telescope gets a cool shot (zoom in).
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