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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#41  Postby wonka08 » Mar 14, 2010 8:41 pm

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#42  Postby klazmon » Mar 14, 2010 10:48 pm



Nice. I can see that one as a fuzzy patch in a small scope from my back yard.
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#43  Postby redwhine » Mar 15, 2010 8:12 am

2010 March 15 - Illuminated Cloud Trails Above Greece

...it's actually a small deserted church built only last century.

Astronomy and deserted churches! :dance:
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#44  Postby Darkchilde » Mar 15, 2010 10:58 am

redwhine wrote:2010 March 15 - Illuminated Cloud Trails Above Greece

...it's actually a small deserted church built only last century.

Astronomy and deserted churches! :dance:


Well, there are plenty of deserted churches around Greece. You are going around hiking or something and think that there's nothing except nature around, and suddenly you see a small church cropping up. Unfortunately, all churches are exactly the same style, the same architecture, there is nothing different. If you see one church, you've seen them all, even internally. Even Aghia Sofia in Constantinople (Istanbul) is just more of the same architecture. Boring.

Anyway, not the best of pictures this one.
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#45  Postby redwhine » Mar 16, 2010 7:45 am

Darkchilde wrote:Well, there are plenty of deserted churches around Greece. You are going around hiking or something and think that there's nothing except nature around, and suddenly you see a small church cropping up. Unfortunately, all churches are exactly the same style, the same architecture, there is nothing different. If you see one church, you've seen them all, even internally. Even Aghia Sofia in Constantinople (Istanbul) is just more of the same architecture. Boring.

Anyway, not the best of pictures this one.

It was the adjective 'deserted' that caused me to :dance: !

If only all churches were deserted... [Sigh]

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#46  Postby redwhine » Mar 16, 2010 7:48 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#47  Postby Darkchilde » Mar 16, 2010 10:12 am



Now, that is a wonderful photo! My new desktop background.
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#48  Postby redwhine » Mar 17, 2010 8:28 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#49  Postby redwhine » Mar 17, 2010 8:32 am

Oops! :oops:



That ^ should be "March 16". :nono:
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#50  Postby OzzyBob » Mar 17, 2010 10:12 am

redwhine wrote:Oops! :oops:



That ^ should be "March 16". :nono:



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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#51  Postby newolder » Mar 17, 2010 1:14 pm

This Week in Space, 12th March 2010

IMAX-3D release preview of the Hubble Space Telescope story so far...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqycNoARYv4[/youtube]
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#52  Postby crank » Mar 18, 2010 6:39 am


Do they have any idea what that chain of craters is? Fricking weird.
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#53  Postby redwhine » Mar 18, 2010 8:27 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#54  Postby Made of Stars » Mar 18, 2010 9:05 am

crank wrote:

Do they have any idea what that chain of craters is? Fricking weird.

I've heard the theory that the 'stripes' on Phobos (including the string of craters) are ejecta from earlier impacts. When the moonlet hits debris, the material that's ejected from the new crater spreads out radially, but falls back to the moon, forming strings of craters. Or something like that. :grin:
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#55  Postby redwhine » Mar 19, 2010 8:21 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#56  Postby newolder » Mar 19, 2010 4:19 pm

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A bit of the Orion nebula... :)

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#57  Postby redwhine » Mar 20, 2010 8:20 am

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#58  Postby redwhine » Mar 21, 2010 7:22 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#60  Postby NeedAnswers » Mar 22, 2010 7:28 am

I'm so glad we have this topic again!
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