The International Space Station looks awesome in front of the Sun


Mike Wehner

  • A new photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station transiting in front of the Sun's disk.
  • The image captures the space station as it travels nearly five miles per second while speeding around Earth.
  • The ISS completes roughly 16 orbits of Earth every single day.

The International Space Station is an incredible machine where some of the brightest minds on the planet conduct science and ensure mankind has a constant presence in space. Still, it's sometimes easy to forget that at all times, the spacecraft is circling the globe and its human inhabitants are living their lives in microgravity while trying to do some very important work. NASA likes to remind us that they're up there as often as possible, and NASA photographer Joel Kowsky came up with a fantastic way to do just that.

In a new image released by NASA, we're treated to six individual photographs crunched into one. The six-frame image showcases the Sun, our beloved life-giving star, and the International Space Station as it orbits high above.

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