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#141  Postby redwhine » May 14, 2010 5:51 am

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#142  Postby redwhine » May 15, 2010 7:38 am

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#143  Postby redwhine » May 16, 2010 8:44 am

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#144  Postby Made of Stars » May 16, 2010 9:15 am

^^ Wow that's cool...
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#145  Postby newolder » May 16, 2010 3:32 pm

Quarter scale Cassini with big inflatable Saturn.
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#146  Postby redwhine » May 17, 2010 5:53 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#147  Postby crazyfitter » May 17, 2010 6:22 pm

These pics are great. I've started to put them as background on the works shared computer with description and source. They are getting good comments from folks, eyes go glazed at the sizes and distances, so I intend to do one a week. Thanks guys. :cheers:
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#148  Postby redwhine » May 18, 2010 7:32 am

2010 May 18 - Tentacles of the Tarantula Nebula

[Click the links in the text; A recent Hubble image of part of the nebula has uncovered a very massive star escaping from the region.]

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#149  Postby newolder » May 18, 2010 11:59 am

5-minute audio slideshow of Herschel Space Observatory's first year of operation.
For the past year - about a million miles from Earth - the infrared cameras on the Herschel Space Observatory have been capturing images of giant swirling clouds of cosmic dust.

Take a look with one of the Herschel mission's co-investigators, and former president of the Royal Astronomical Society, Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson.
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#150  Postby redwhine » May 19, 2010 7:05 am

newolder wrote:5-minute audio slideshow of Herschel Space Observatory's first year of operation.
For the past year - about a million miles from Earth - the infrared cameras on the Herschel Space Observatory have been capturing images of giant swirling clouds of cosmic dust.

Take a look with one of the Herschel mission's co-investigators, and former president of the Royal Astronomical Society, Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson.

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#151  Postby redwhine » May 19, 2010 7:08 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#152  Postby OzzyBob » May 19, 2010 10:30 am



Behold! My latest wallpaper!

What a brilliant photo!
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#153  Postby redwhine » May 20, 2010 6:55 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#154  Postby newolder » May 20, 2010 5:14 pm

I think it's great you keep this topic going. :cheers:

Here's another fine illusion from Phil Plait (BadAstronomer)
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#155  Postby HughMcB » May 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Me too! Keep up the good work! :cheers:
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#156  Postby redwhine » May 21, 2010 6:06 am

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#157  Postby redwhine » May 22, 2010 6:42 am

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#158  Postby redwhine » May 23, 2010 6:25 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#159  Postby natselrox » May 23, 2010 6:28 am



That is so... so... symbolic! :smile:
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#160  Postby newolder » May 23, 2010 10:26 am

SDO again (I can already see this is going to be one of my 'favourite' telescopes... )
http://sdowww.lmsal.com/sdomedia/SunInT ... 93_171.jpg
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