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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1841  Postby redwhine » Apr 28, 2012 6:23 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1842  Postby redwhine » Apr 29, 2012 5:38 am

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#1843  Postby redwhine » Apr 30, 2012 5:33 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1844  Postby akigr8 » Apr 30, 2012 6:35 pm

25 minutes till launch of Falcon 9 :dopey:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php



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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1845  Postby Morten » Apr 30, 2012 6:52 pm

Have this been posted before?
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LOS ANGELES -- A researcher has spotted lava flows shaped like coils of rope near the equator of Mars, the first time such geologic features have been discovered outside of Earth.


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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1846  Postby Made of Stars » May 01, 2012 3:30 am

akigr8 wrote:25 minutes till launch of Falcon 9 :dopey:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php

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Website says it was a static fire test - no report on outcome though.
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1847  Postby klazmon » May 01, 2012 5:48 am

Made of Stars wrote:
akigr8 wrote:25 minutes till launch of Falcon 9 :dopey:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php

:coffee:

Website says it was a static fire test - no report on outcome though.


Spacex haven't updated their web site yet but space.com have a report

http://www.space.com/15475-spacex-falco ... -test.html
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1848  Postby redwhine » May 01, 2012 9:22 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1849  Postby redwhine » May 01, 2012 9:26 am

Morten wrote:Have this been posted before?

Well I haven't seen it before. Mind you, I hardly ever visit this thread.

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1850  Postby Morten » May 01, 2012 9:30 am

redwhine wrote:
Morten wrote:Have this been posted before?

Well I haven't seen it before. Mind you, I hardly ever visit this thread.

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Yeah I’ve noticed, thanks for some great desktop pictures by the way :cheers:
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1851  Postby chairman bill » May 01, 2012 8:54 pm

Taken about ten minutes ago. Can you guess what it is? Yes, a near infinitely-sided polygon, obviously.

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1852  Postby redwhine » May 02, 2012 5:52 am

chairman bill wrote: Can you guess what it is?

Well if it wasn't for the grey smudge, it could be a black cat eating liquorice in a windowless cellar.




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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1853  Postby redwhine » May 02, 2012 5:56 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1854  Postby redwhine » May 03, 2012 5:05 am

2012 May 3 - M106 Close Up

Close up? :think:

"...located only about 21 million light-years beyond the stars of the Milky Way."

Yeah, right! :nono:


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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1855  Postby redwhine » May 04, 2012 6:05 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1856  Postby newolder » May 04, 2012 11:03 am

^ :clap: Brillinat!
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1857  Postby THWOTH » May 04, 2012 3:32 pm

It's like looking into the eye of an angel.






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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1858  Postby redwhine » May 05, 2012 7:18 am

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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1859  Postby akigr8 » May 05, 2012 9:55 am


It will kill us all!! :ahrr:


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Edit: I see Newolder has already posted a link to the video in this great thread: :cheers:
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Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#1860  Postby redwhine » May 06, 2012 8:11 am

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