Friday, May 15, 2009

Extraordinary Photos of Hubble and Atlantis Transiting the Sun

Source - Space Weather News for May 15, 2009:

A photographer in Florida has taken extraordinary photos of space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope passing together in front of the sun. The shuttle's silhouette outlined by solar fire is a must-see. Shortly after the photos were taken, the shuttle's robotic arm reached out, grappled Hubble, and drew the great telescope into the shuttle's cargo bay, where it is now being serviced by NASA astronauts. Visit to see the pictures and to follow the progress of the STS-125 servicing mission.

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