The Space Shuttle Atlantis appears almost infinitesimally small photographed in silhouette during a solar transit — in other words, when passing between the sun and the Earth — on May 12, 2009. Beyond the sheer scale of what we’re seeing (and it’s worth remembering that somewhere around 1,000,000 Earths would fit inside our sun), this picture is just eerily beautiful.

Looking Into the Sun

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