Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Visit from Atlantis

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#102185 by @ 29.06.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
A Visit from Atlantis

Explanation: This remarkable image of the space shuttle orbiter Atlantis docked with the International Space Station (ISS) was taken at a range of 190 nautical miles. To record the fast moving pair, last week astronomers at Clay Center Observatory, near Boston, Massachusetts, planet Earth, used a satellite tracking system and 25-inch diameter telescope in combination with a digital video camera. In the sharp picture, Atlantis is below and left of center. The aft view shows three main engines just below its vertical tail glinting in the sunlight. With the Sun shining from below, the body of the orbiter casts a long shadow across the ISS itself and impressive details of the ISS solar arrays used for power generation are easily visible. The large set of solar arrays installed at the lower right was delivered during this visit from Atlantis.

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#102210 by @ 03.07.2007 09:53 - nach oben -
sharp picture?
#102194 by @ 02.07.2007 14:32 - nach oben -
echt schö.

mengmol cha d'menschheit ebe würkli öppis.
#102209 by @ 03.07.2007 08:43 - nach oben -
High definition image rendering?
#102211 by @ 03.07.2007 10:12 - nach oben -
haha, ahnig. so wie du chunnt mer also use, wenn eim die fehlt, hä.

chasch jo mol vome entfernte berg i de nacht uf e autobahn zoome, und en porsche mit 300 sache fötele, wenner gad vonere strosselampe belüchtet isch. dis bild wär denn sicher schärfer.