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Old 11-09-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Photos Random astropicture thread

Any reasons not to have a thread where you can share astronomical images that struck you as amazing?

If no, let us begin:

A galaxy far, far away:


A... moon?


A river:


And a comet:
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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 A... moon?
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That's no moon, that's a space station.

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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Nice pictures! I love the one of the Nile.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:24 AM   #4
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This struck me as amazing:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap101210.html


This is not an astropicture, but it appeared on APOD and is also amazing:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap101130.html
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:45 AM   #5
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On February 13, 2010 NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached close to Saturn's moon Mimas, approximately 70,000 km away, and created this image of the icy satellite. Saturn's limb and upper atmosphere are visible in the background. (NASA/JPL/SSI) #
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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Reality, n. Something Orbiter would never get even close to replicating.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #7
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HIGH RES link, highly recommended!!

Here's a familiar sight for orbinauts! taken March 12th, 2011

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Old 04-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #8
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What are all of those red squares?
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #9
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the read squares are fires of any sort, but I'm assuming they have to be of notable size to be sensed by the imager.

I read that their imaging software automatically identifies and overlays them for ID. check out MODIS rapid fire for more info. the image of the day gallery is really nice. also you can find good satellite photos of most anywhere from the previous day, if you want to see real time photos (from the same day as "today") they are kind of hit and miss due to the orbit and also they are distorted and unprocessed. You can get a glimpse at what looks like, but it's better to wait a day.

I look every day to see what the weather looked like yesterday from the top! storms can vary from very interesting to very boring!

p.s. look closely at the squares and you can see smoke plumes coming out of many of them that reach for miles!

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
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The first entire picture of earth taken from space. It never ceases to amaze me. That mankind has the potential to reach space. It's truly amazing.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:58 AM   #11
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http://www.space.com/11446-hubble-ph...s-collide.html
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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Hint: this is NOT Arizona, it is the 3D terrain model (of May 2, 2011) of the place I'd like to visit... on Mars (Alga Crater -
Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:42 AM   #14
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This thread hasn't been very active.

I was going through the ISS gallery and came across this well-exposed picture of inside the cupola (using fill flash specifically) looking down on the Earth:

I didn't expect there to be that many unconcealed cables, wires, electronics and so on.
Source: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/...ndxpage45.html
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
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