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Space Shuttle Endeavour, ISS and an Eruption on the Sun: Photo, Video


A very cool shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the ISS has just been released.

NASA writes:

"Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour's last trip to the International Space Station two weeks ago, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day. The above spectacular image well captures the relative sizes of the station and docked shuttle. Far below, clouds of Earth are seen above a blue sea."

Click to enlarge.

In other space related news, a spectacular eruption on the Sun was recorded this week.

Check out the video, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. That right there is some cool s**t! I love it when you post pieces like this. It makes my little inner science geek very happy. Thank you. :-)

    Posted by: MT | Jun 8, 2011 11:24:47 AM

  2. I thought this post was going to be about a horrible tragedy involving ISS, Endeavor and a solar flare! So glad my fears were unwarranted.

    Posted by: K | Jun 8, 2011 11:58:40 AM

  3. Stunning. How small we, humans, are.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 8, 2011 12:12:05 PM

  4. @MATT26: Short, sweet and very eloquent! Indeed!

    (Oh, how I wish we could tap into that energy!)

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 8, 2011 2:30:01 PM

  5. now that would save money if we could.

    Posted by: debt relief | Jun 9, 2011 1:08:59 PM

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