The International Space Station and the Shuttle against a backdrop of the Sun

This is a cool set of photos. Thierry Legault shot some awesome photos that have appeared on CNN, Bad Astronomy and The Next Net, to name three services.  Take a look at the following image of the Sun.  Do you see the dots against the backdrop of the Sun:

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Now take a look at this image:

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The dot on the right is the International Space Station and the one on the left is the Space Shuttle.  How cool is that?

(Copyright in the images is reserved by Thierry Legault.  Permission was obtained to republish these images.)

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