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Image of the Day: The International Space Station Looks Like a Speck of Dust on the Sun

Astrophotographer Alan Friedman had just 0.2 seconds to capture this amazing image of International Space Station crossing in front of the sun.


Wired just posted this incredible photo, taken by astrophotographer Alan Friedman, of the International Space Station, with the space shuttle Discovery attached, crossing the sun.

According to NASA, the International Space Shuttle is about the width and length of an American football field. It took just 0.2 seconds to transit across the sun, and Friedman nearly missed it:

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