This Amazing Space Image Just Won the Internet

By Jesus Diaz on at

Not only is this the most amazing image of the Venus transit, but to me it's also one of the most impressive in the history of astronomy and space exploration. The scale and the feel of the picture left me in awe.

Click the image below to view it in hi-res, or to save it as your desktop wallpaper:

It was taken by Hinode, a joint mission by the Japanse Space Agency (JAXA) and NASA.

Oh, and by the way, here's my other favourite transit of Venus image.[NASA via Twitter]