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Scientific Picture of the Week
« on: August 14, 2008, 08:30 »
The International Space Station Transits the Sun

The Sun is an awesome sight. Especially when you use the right equipment to look at it in detail (remember good old sun safety and never look directly at the Sun, unless you have very specialised equipment). When I want to look at the Sun I normally get out my trust binoculars and project the image onto a piece of card. You will be very surprised what you can see that way. You can see sunspots quite nicely, however, at the the moment we are going through a bit of a low period. In this case we have something completely different transiting in front of the solar disk - the International Space Station. Transiting the Sun is not very unusual for the ISS, which orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes, but it does on occasion.


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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 09:23 »
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Re: Scientific Picture of the Week
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 11:59 »
Oh THAT I can get excited about!   ;D

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Re: Scientific Picture of the Week
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 12:26 »
Love the space pics, but that first one?  Come on, it's just a ping pong ball, surely?  ;D
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Re: Scientific Picture of the Week
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 12:34 »
lol
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 12:39 »
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Re: Scientific Picture of the Week
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 13:47 »
The first one is ET cycling off into the sunset.
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Re: Scientific Picture of the Week
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 13:52 »
 :laugh:   I was wondering what that was, as it didn't come off when I cleaned my monitor.
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Re: Scientific Picture of the Week
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 14:19 »
Too many female wits on this forum!   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 14:23 »
All you men, and not a halfwit amongst you.    ;)  (I do miss him)  :(
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 22:08 »
A truly great sense of humour.   :)

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 06:39 »
Too many female wits on this forum!   ;D

Actually, when I first read that, I thought it said "too many twits".   :)x    :crazy:
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 10:50 »
 :-X
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 12:10 »
 ':|
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 12:12 »
 ;D
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