SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Hubble Repairs, Huge Moon, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Hubble Repairs, Huge Moon, More
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May 12, 2009--Using a telescope with a special solar filter, photographer Thierry Legault captured the tiny silhouette of the space shuttle Atlantis crossing in front of the sun.

The tightly cropped shot shows the space shuttle a day before it latched on to the Hubble Space Telescope so that astronauts could perform a series of spacewalks to repair and upgrade the iconic instrument.
—Photograph courtesy NASA/Thierry Legault
 
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