This is a fabulous picture of the Sun taken by Thierry Legault:
Notice anything unusual? The tiny black spots on the left side, for example? Well, that makes the picture even more extraordinary, because Thierry captured the Atlantis Shuttle and the International Space Station while they were transiting in front of the Sun, about 50 minutes after the Shuttle had undocked from the ISS on 17 September 2006, on its way back to Earth. Let's zoom in:
The picture, taken from France, is amazingly detailed: the structures of the ISS are clearly visible, as is the silhouette of the Shuttle. Of course, Thierry didn't get this image by chance: he planned it carefully. Because there are websites that tell you where a given satellite will be when. (Thierry gave me permission to reproduce these pictures - thanks! - check out his Astrophotography website for more great shots).