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#101  Postby redwhine » Apr 17, 2010 6:40 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#102  Postby redwhine » Apr 18, 2010 9:32 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#103  Postby redwhine » Apr 19, 2010 7:18 am

2010 April 19 - Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

[Stunning picture (...as if the Ring had just been cast into Mount Doom! :shock: ...);


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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#104  Postby akigr8 » Apr 19, 2010 11:15 am

redwhine wrote:2010 April 19 - Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

[Stunning picture (...as if the Ring had just been cast into Mount Doom! :shock: ...);


:naughty: ...but it's not astronomy! :snooty: ]

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#105  Postby Darkchilde » Apr 19, 2010 12:47 pm

redwhine wrote:2010 April 19 - Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

[Stunning picture (...as if the Ring had just been cast into Mount Doom! :shock: ...);


:naughty: ...but it's not astronomy! :snooty: ]


Great photo that one.
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#107  Postby redwhine » Apr 21, 2010 7:07 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#108  Postby newolder » Apr 21, 2010 3:48 pm

The NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory goes live today.

The Sun as we've never seen it before! 21st April 2:15 pm EDT

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUQElJYIIlI[/youtube]
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#109  Postby devogue » Apr 21, 2010 3:58 pm

I love these pictures...especially the vertigo.
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#110  Postby redwhine » Apr 22, 2010 4:26 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#111  Postby natselrox » Apr 22, 2010 4:36 am

newolder wrote:The NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory goes live today.

The Sun as we've never seen it before! 21st April 2:15 pm EDT

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUQElJYIIlI[/youtube]


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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#113  Postby natselrox » Apr 23, 2010 6:15 am

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#114  Postby natselrox » Apr 23, 2010 7:51 am

Image

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th anniversary, NASA released this composite visible-light portrait of a nearby star-forming region, the Carina nebula. Towers of gas and dust, the home to newborn stars, line the walls of the nebula, which lies about 7,500 light-years from Earth. The image captures the violent activity atop a pillar of gas and dust that stands three light-years tall. Intense ultraviolet radiation and streams of charged particles from hot newborn stars just outside this view are compressing the pillar, triggering the formation of new stars within it. Streamers of hot ionized gas flow off the ridges of the pillars while starlit wisps of gas and dust float around the peaks.

From http://www.sciencenews.org/view/access/ ... _spectacle
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#115  Postby redwhine » Apr 24, 2010 7:38 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#116  Postby redwhine » Apr 24, 2010 7:42 am

natselrox wrote:Image

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th anniversary, NASA released this composite visible-light portrait of a nearby star-forming region, the Carina nebula. Towers of gas and dust, the home to newborn stars, line the walls of the nebula, which lies about 7,500 light-years from Earth. The image captures the violent activity atop a pillar of gas and dust that stands three light-years tall. Intense ultraviolet radiation and streams of charged particles from hot newborn stars just outside this view are compressing the pillar, triggering the formation of new stars within it. Streamers of hot ionized gas flow off the ridges of the pillars while starlit wisps of gas and dust float around the peaks.

From http://www.sciencenews.org/view/access/ ... _spectacle


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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#117  Postby klazmon » Apr 24, 2010 11:14 am

Here's the original Hubblesite news release:

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2010/13/
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#118  Postby redwhine » Apr 25, 2010 6:54 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#119  Postby redwhine » Apr 26, 2010 7:28 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#120  Postby newolder » Apr 26, 2010 11:58 am

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