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Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1  Postby redwhine » Feb 26, 2010 8:29 am

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#2  Postby akigr8 » Feb 26, 2010 9:02 am

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#3  Postby crank » Feb 26, 2010 9:42 pm

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#4  Postby Tbickle » Feb 26, 2010 9:44 pm

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#5  Postby Stephen » Feb 27, 2010 3:59 am

APOD might be the coolest website ever.

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#6  Postby newolder » Feb 27, 2010 1:26 pm

Cassini movies and stills of Saturnian moons Janus and Rhea:
The small moon Janus overtakes the larger moon Rhea in a dance played out before Saturn and its rings.

Observations of mutual moon-crossing events like this one, in which one moon passes close to or in front of another, help scientists refine their understanding of the orbits of Saturn's moons. This movie is a concatenation of 12 still images taken over a span of 24 minutes. The images were reprojected to a uniform view and computer interpolation was used to smooth the moons' motions between the frames. ...

more @ ciclops.org
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#7  Postby redwhine » Feb 28, 2010 7:54 am

I'm over the moon :doh: :grin: to see this thread appear from the void. The forum would be lacking in atmosphere :nono: without it.

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#8  Postby Made of Stars » Feb 28, 2010 1:26 pm

So somebody update it awreddy. Do I gotta do everyting roun here?
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#9  Postby newolder » Feb 28, 2010 1:59 pm

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Today's image is of cool and exclusive stuff but is it astronomy? :-?
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#10  Postby redwhine » Mar 01, 2010 12:02 pm

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#11  Postby redwhine » Mar 01, 2010 12:04 pm

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#16  Postby newolder » Mar 01, 2010 12:22 pm


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#17  Postby redwhine » Mar 02, 2010 8:43 am

2010 March 2 - M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds in Orion

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#18  Postby Made of Stars » Mar 02, 2010 11:20 am

Love your work redwhine! :cheers:
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#19  Postby crank » Mar 02, 2010 3:46 pm

redwhine wrote:2010 March 2 - M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds in Orion

Stunning! (Click the image to see it at full resolution.)

OMG It's the Balrog!!!
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#20  Postby redwhine » Mar 03, 2010 10:02 am

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