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Date: 09/30/06 02:21 AM

74 Responses to Space Station and Shuttle In Front of Sun

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 29, 2006 at 10:54 pm
    Link: Space Station and Shuttle In Front of Sun - Guy with telescope gets a cool shot (zoom in).
  2. Profile photo of mapleleaf
    mapleleaf Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2006 at 2:36 am
    oooooo, i cant zoom !
  3. Profile photo of Boxtop
    Boxtop Male 18-29
    652 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 3:31 am
    It could be a deformed sun spot.
  4. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2006 at 3:35 am
    Sweet! Sort of reminiscent of the famous ET scene. :-)
  5. Profile photo of catcatdog
    catcatdog Female 13-17
    110 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 6:20 am
    i dont find that particularly special... are we supposed to be lookin at the black blob thing cuz i dont get it
  6. Profile photo of littleoracle
    littleoracle Female 30-39
    322 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 6:36 am
    The "black blob" is a satellite. Considering how bright the sun is, this is an excellent shot for an amateur with a telescope.
  7. Profile photo of XloveX
    XloveX Female 13-17
    342 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 6:44 am
    is that even the sun?
  8. Profile photo of cherushii
    cherushii Female 13-17
    99 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 6:56 am
    it looks more like a fuzzy yellow ball with a black spot on it...
  9. Profile photo of Some Dude
    Some Dude Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2006 at 7:07 am
    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.
  10. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2006 at 7:23 am
    i dont think thats the sun, its not so yellow


  11. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 7:42 am
    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

  12. Profile photo of Trema
    Trema Male 18-29
    511 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 8:20 am
    >.> thats not the sun, i can zoom in to its origanal size, it looked like a run down styrofoam ball :P
  13. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2006 at 8:28 am
    Yeah...and everybody KNOWS the sun`s not a circle. It`s a SPHERE!
  14. Profile photo of Brian 61316
    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2006 at 8:47 am
    Well Im pretty shure somethings wrong with the sun but still if thats acurate its impressive to see how big we really are
  15. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2006 at 9:38 am
    ^^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.
  16. Profile photo of kingpoopoo
    kingpoopoo Female 13-17
    231 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 9:48 am
    ooh wheee waaawww
    we are not amused...
  17. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 10:06 am
    There was a filter when this pic. was taken.
  18. Profile photo of dani_chick
    dani_chick Female 18-29
    290 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 10:14 am
    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.
  19. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 10:15 am
    ^That makes sense. Yes. Yes. Perfect sense. Uh-huh.
  20. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 10:16 am
    (That was to the atomic skier)
  21. Profile photo of jessy8292
    jessy8292 Female 13-17
    61 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 11:02 am
    Wow, the sun looks so small.
  22. Profile photo of Pitbull3291
    Pitbull3291 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2006 at 11:06 am
    i dont like to start "conflicts" but you all are retarded...thts the sun
  23. Profile photo of j_jetson_s
    j_jetson_s Male 18-29
    67 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 11:25 am
    If that is real, then it is way cool.
  24. Profile photo of Buffyphil
    Buffyphil Male 18-29
    273 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 11:32 am
    Not everything is fake!! :/
  25. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2006 at 11:47 am
    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...?

  26. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2006 at 11:51 am
    even if it is real, boooorinnggggggg i dont see the entertainment
  27. Profile photo of samiam2281
    samiam2281 Female 18-29
    105 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 12:18 pm
    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?
  28. Profile photo of jr33
    jr33 Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2006 at 12:38 pm
    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

  29. Profile photo of nickbrick
    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2006 at 12:57 pm
    How is that the sun?
  30. Profile photo of bellegrl507
    bellegrl507 Female 13-17
    78 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 1:03 pm
    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.....
  31. Profile photo of NeverAiling
    NeverAiling Male 18-29
    213 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 1:20 pm
    OMFG. SHXT you guys are DUMB!!!!!11!1111!11111!!!!eleveneleven

    And no, the son does NOT burn.

  32. Profile photo of NeverAiling
    NeverAiling Male 18-29
    213 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 1:20 pm
    Specifically because chemical compunds do not form in the sun.
  33. Profile photo of engruls06
    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 1:37 pm
    that is cool! i dont think its fake...
  34. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2006 at 1:41 pm
    " 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.
  35. Profile photo of barbiak4
    barbiak4 Male 13-17
    52 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 2:35 pm
    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
  36. Profile photo of moonlitangel
    moonlitangel Female 18-29
    70 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    i like it! its amazing. and some people question things too much.
  37. Profile photo of DoughnutBoy
    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
    701 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 3:02 pm
    cool looking if you zoom and its not fake...its on the nasa website
  38. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    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.....

    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...

  39. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 4:07 pm
    Intresting but it looks like a sqiushy ball!
  40. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 4:11 pm
    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 >-(
  41. Profile photo of Bekka-Babe
    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
    177 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 4:22 pm
    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
  42. Profile photo of pumpie2
    pumpie2 Female 13-17
    294 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 4:42 pm
    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!
  43. Profile photo of Dudegirl
    Dudegirl Female 13-17
    45 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    It looks fake...
  44. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2006 at 7:14 pm
    Took me forever and a half scrolling around the page to find what I was supposed to be looking at.
  45. Profile photo of here_we_go
    here_we_go Female 18-29
    81 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 10:05 pm
    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.

  46. Profile photo of NotAPimecone
    NotAPimecone Male 18-29
    33 posts
    September 30, 2006 at 11:27 pm
    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

  47. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 12:40 am
    I don`t think that was the ISS. I believe it was actually a bunch of squirrels taped together.
  48. Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 1:50 am
    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.

  49. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 2:20 am
    nice
  50. Profile photo of stereotypic
    stereotypic Male 18-29
    356 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 3:28 am
    Even if that wasn`t the sun it looked like the International Space Station...
  51. Profile photo of Galileo53
    Galileo53 Male 13-17
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    October 1, 2006 at 3:45 am
    hell thats definetly not the sun
    it looks like carpet to me
  52. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
    388 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 4:28 am
    thats not the sun
  53. Profile photo of kimmylearose
    kimmylearose Female 18-29
    297 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 5:37 am
    heehee, a ping-pong ball with a freckle.
  54. Profile photo of moonlitangel
    moonlitangel Female 18-29
    70 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 5:49 am
    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??!
  55. Profile photo of charlie026
    charlie026 Female 18-29
    501 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 8:34 am
    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?
  56. Profile photo of iwillpokeu
    iwillpokeu Female 13-17
    272 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 9:24 am
    kewl
  57. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2006 at 3:44 pm
    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?
  58. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
    341 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 4:01 pm
    cool pic, but i don`t think thats the sun. It sorta looks like the back of the Wal-Mart happy face`s head...
  59. Profile photo of trashcan678
    trashcan678 Male 13-17
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    October 1, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    it does sorta look like the back of a wal-mart happy face^^
  60. Profile photo of gumgoespop
    gumgoespop Female 13-17
    52 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 5:17 pm
    Wow. looks like a yellow beach ball with a bug on it.
  61. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
    528 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 9:06 pm
    Awesome!
  62. Profile photo of rachandy
    rachandy Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    To all who doubt this is for real, here is the official NASA link and explaination.
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060921.html
  63. Profile photo of runruna2
    runruna2 Male 13-17
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    October 2, 2006 at 12:10 am
    ok.. i agree with ryan14
  64. Profile photo of runruna2
    runruna2 Male 13-17
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    October 2, 2006 at 12:12 am

  65. Profile photo of Micro_opolis
    Micro_opolis Male 13-17
    28 posts
    October 2, 2006 at 12:23 am
    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...
  66. Profile photo of pidwidgeon
    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    October 2, 2006 at 1:22 am
    Looks weird. But it`s absolutely amazing.
  67. Profile photo of mrgein
    mrgein Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2006 at 9:35 am
    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
  68. Profile photo of p-ball4life
    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    October 2, 2006 at 6:03 pm
    Are you kidding or trying to piss people off? if not then wow...just wow.
  69. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2006 at 8:35 pm
    FAKE. It`s clearly just a bunch of squirrels taped together with a spec of dirt on the lens.
  70. Profile photo of NeverAiling
    NeverAiling Male 18-29
    213 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 9:02 am
    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.

  71. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
    419 posts
    October 7, 2006 at 2:09 pm
    I really doubt that is the sun.
  72. Profile photo of TruTexasGirl
    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
    415 posts
    October 9, 2006 at 12:36 am
    if its real thats awesome
  73. Profile photo of sthp67
    sthp67 Male 70 & Over
    137 posts
    October 22, 2006 at 12:12 pm
    i didn`t zoom and i saw it just fine
  74. Profile photo of folife
    folife Male 13-17
    157 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 1:29 pm
    amazing

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