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Message 668061 - Posted: 28 Oct 2007, 7:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 667926.  

The full moon is also pretty impressive since the moon is at it closest to the Earth now. relative size of the moon at apogee and perigee

The moon here looks orange with all the smoke in the air.
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Message 668446 - Posted: 29 Oct 2007, 0:34:07 UTC - in response to Message 668061.  

The full moon is also pretty impressive since the moon is at it closest to the Earth now. relative size of the moon at apogee and perigee

The moon here looks orange with all the smoke in the air.


Ah, a pumpkin moon--just in time for Halloween!

(As an aside, if you're out on the left coast, take care of yourself and/or your family as needs dictate rather than spend time micromanaging BOINC)!
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Message 668646 - Posted: 29 Oct 2007, 7:07:11 UTC

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Message 670365 - Posted: 1 Nov 2007, 4:12:47 UTC
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The APOD site is getting humorous. I just followed a link from an APOD archive page and wound up on YOUTUBE watching a music video of Corey Hart's : Sunglasses at Night song. lol.
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Message 689758 - Posted: 8 Dec 2007, 15:54:20 UTC

The APOD archive had a neat little movie of the figure 8 (analemma) you get if you take a picture of the sun's position at the same time each day for a year.

APOD analemma movie
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Message 692126 - Posted: 17 Dec 2007, 1:06:23 UTC

This is an awesome thread, I've found a slew of great pictures I now use for desktop images here. Thanks to all who've shared them! That huge Andromeda Galaxy image posted by A/C is my favorite yet, I've been fascinated by Andromeda since I caught my first blurry glimpse of it through a 4 inch scope in 1973. We've sure come a long way since then!
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Message 692129 - Posted: 17 Dec 2007, 1:16:38 UTC

The Holographic Principal.
If you relax your eyes to line up corresponding shapes (I used the black <'s in the middle) you will eventually see a teapot in the foreground. If cross your eyes, instead of relaxing them, you'll see a "hole" in the shape of the teapot.
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Message 692159 - Posted: 17 Dec 2007, 3:16:31 UTC - in response to Message 692129.  

Try as I might, I cannot see anything in that picture, but it makes my eyes hurt.

I've never been good at seeing stuff in such images though. :(

For all I know, Waldo could be hiding in there, I'd never see him, either. :P
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Message 692168 - Posted: 17 Dec 2007, 4:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 692159.  

Try as I might, I cannot see anything in that picture, but it makes my eyes hurt.

Try moving your eyes closer to your monitor, but do not let them focus inward. Let them drift outward until identical shapes cross over each other. At that point try to hold your eyes there.
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Message 692252 - Posted: 17 Dec 2007, 15:17:43 UTC - in response to Message 692168.  

Try moving your eyes closer to your monitor, but do not let them focus inward. Let them drift outward until identical shapes cross over each other. At that point try to hold your eyes there.


Gave it another shot. Gave up when I felt like I'd get a headache lol

Goes to show you can lead a cat to water, but you can't make him see the teapot. :)
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Message 693044 - Posted: 20 Dec 2007, 10:11:32 UTC

Picture of the Day 26 Dezember 1996

Remember Carl Sagan

Astronomer, educator, author, pioneer in exobiology, Director for Planetary Studies, and David Duncan Professor of Cornell University, Dr. Carl Sagan succumbed to pneumonia on December 20, 1996 after a two year battle with bone marrow disease. He fought as tenaciously and courageously for his life as he did for the values of science and democracy. He is survived by his wife and collaborator, Ann Druyan, his sister Cari Sagan Greene, his children: Dorion, Jeremy, Nicholas, Sasha, and Sam, and by his grandson, Tonio. He is also survived by his in-laws, Harry and Pearl Druyan.

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Message 693818 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 22:42:58 UTC

APOY 2007
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Message 745055 - Posted: 27 Apr 2008, 17:11:56 UTC

From the hubble website; April 24, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars. But galaxies have a dynamical side. They have close encounters that sometimes end in grand mergers and overflowing sites of new star birth as the colliding galaxies morph into wondrous new shapes. Today, in celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 18th launch anniversary, 59 views of colliding galaxies constitute the largest collection of Hubble images ever released to the public. This new Hubble atlas dramatically illustrates how galaxy collisions produce a remarkable variety of intricate structures in never-before-seen detail.

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The 59 new images

Videos about these images

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Message 749502 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 16:42:04 UTC - in response to Message 173221.  

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Message 767266 - Posted: 13 Jun 2008, 4:50:01 UTC

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Message 788895 - Posted: 28 Jul 2008, 15:32:36 UTC

Hey!
You can try googling for "starburst galaxy/galaxies". They look pretty awesome (especially when you realize their sizes!).
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Message 804264 - Posted: 2 Sep 2008, 12:07:25 UTC
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Eye of God Nebula

Very Impressive!
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Message 804564 - Posted: 3 Sep 2008, 16:12:37 UTC

Hi, it's a great picture

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Message 804698 - Posted: 4 Sep 2008, 1:54:45 UTC - in response to Message 804564.  

Thanks :)
Looks so lifelike - scary!
I wish there were more posters here - always good to see "universal cooperation"
Hehehehe - bad joke - it's late and I have no coffee...



Hi, it's a great picture


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