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The truth is out there, in pictures.
« on: 11/11/2007 19:51:46 »
Got any spacey, physiccy pictures you would like to share?
well here is the place.



nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas. The image reveals stages in the life cycle of stars
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« Reply #1 on: 12/11/2007 02:13:33 »
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

I think this represents what equates to a portion of the sky the size of a pinhead !!!

Each speck in this picture is a galaxy....each galaxy has about 100-300 BILLION Stars !!..and there's something like 100-300 BILLION Galaxies out there !!

Do you get it ?...can you even imagine such a thing ?...can you even fathom it ?




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« Reply #2 on: 12/11/2007 13:15:36 »
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

I think this represents what equates to a portion of the sky the size of a pinhead !!!

Each speck in this picture is a galaxy....each galaxy has about 100-300 BILLION Stars !!..and there's something like 100-300 BILLION Galaxies out there !!

<Mod Edit - picture removed as it's duplicated above and was causing slow loading for some people - Please see the Hubble Ultra Deep Field picture above>

Do you get it ?...can you even imagine such a thing ?...can you even fathom it ?


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I agree with you; it's totally....can you help me to find a suitable term in english?
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« Reply #3 on: 12/11/2007 13:20:18 »
Breathtaking...mind-boggling, overwhelming !!..the list goes on !!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/11/2007 21:25:34 »
Do you mean a pinhead held at arms length, why not quote degrees or radians?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/11/2007 22:28:56 »

Space is ......awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhsome........... makes one feel so tiny...

There's this guy, S.Geiger I guess, who makes art out of math. Have a look at his gallery website.
He's quite keen to share his work all around so no problem if you use some pics as wallpaper.
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« Reply #6 on: 13/11/2007 00:20:08 »
Do you mean a pinhead held at arms length, why not quote degrees or radians?

I'm quite sure it's at arms length !!...I'll have to check my book !

Degrees ? radians ?.....beyond little old me !!




On with the show !!

Galaxy evolution in cyber universe matches astronomical observations in fine detail






This image from a supercomputer simulation of the evolution of the universe shows a cubic volume of outer space measuring approximately 280 million light years across. The image portrays the universe 13.4 billion years (the present) after the big bang.

The bright dots correspond with high concentrations of dark matter, which are associated with sites of galaxy formation. The simulation shows how dark matter, an invisible material of unknown composition, herded luminous matter in the universe from its initial smooth state into the cosmic web of galaxies and galaxy clusters that populate the universe. The University of Chicago’s Andrey Kravtsov, Charlie Conroy and Risa Weschlser will describe these findings in a paper published in the June 20 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

Images courtesy of Andrey Kravtsov.



 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/11/2007 19:03:15 »
Symphony of colours in the Tarantula


The Tarantula is situated 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in the Southern sky and is clearly visible to the naked eye as a large milky patch. Astronomers believe that this smallish irregular galaxy is currently going through a violent period in its life. It is orbiting around the Milky Way and has had several close encounters with it. It is believed that the interaction with the Milky Way has caused an episode of energetic star formation – part of which is visible as the Tarantula Nebula.





Credit: ESA/NASA, ESO and Danny LaCrue
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/12/2007 23:01:45 »
It seems that a Hubble servicing trip is definitely under way, liftoff is scheduled for 06/12/07.
I am worried about the Hubble replacement to be located 1.5 million miles away.
servicing will not be possible and one minor hitch can ruin the whole project.

Correction

06.07.07 - NASA managers officially are targeting Sept. 10, 2008, for the launch of the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
« Reply #9 on: 07/12/2007 22:56:03 »
The JWST is only going to be a one million miles from earth, so no need to worry.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 10/12/2007 13:55:18 »
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« Reply #11 on: 10/12/2007 15:00:50 »
Plans are underway to build a robot servicing vehicle to deal with major faults with JWST but nothing like as subtle as the repairs to Hubble carried out by astronauts.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 22/12/2007 14:20:35 »


Here is one of Mars taken with the low maintenance TSGT (TurnipSock Garden Telescope).
 

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« Reply #13 on: 30/12/2007 23:12:52 »
Cool picture above from the TSGT !!



In fact this picture is inspired by Turnipsock's thread....

it's a picture of Olymous Mons taken with the NNFAST
(Neilep Nicked From Another Site Telescope)


CREDIT: http://www.astro.psu.edu/users/niel/astro1/slideshows/class37/slides-37.html

 

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« Reply #14 on: 30/12/2007 23:22:25 »
Nice Job Nicking that piccy! LOL!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 19/01/2008 22:16:12 »
TSGT is still operating though there hasn't been a single clear night since Christmas (the day Santa brought the camera bit).

I did manage to get a bit of the moon between the clouds though.




It's the bit around Copernicus. Once I zoom in, I should be able to see Apollo 12.
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Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
« Reply #16 on: 02/02/2008 06:36:34 »
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

I think this represents what equates to a portion of the sky the size of a pinhead !!!

Each speck in this picture is a galaxy....each galaxy has about 100-300 BILLION Stars !!..and there's something like 100-300 BILLION Galaxies out there !!

Do you get it ?...can you even imagine such a thing ?...can you even fathom it ?

<Mod Edit - picture removed as it's duplicated above and was causing slow loading for some people - Please see the Hubble Ultra Deep Field picture above>


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actually the estimated number of galaxies is far greater then 100-300 billion galaxies. There are also galaxies with far less then 100 billion and others with more then 300 billion stars. In the visible universe alone which is just an extremely small portion of the universe there are 350 trillion large galaxies and 7 trillion dwarf galaxies. 10 million super clusters and 25 billion galaxy groups and 3*10^22 or 30 sextillion stars.
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« Reply #17 on: 13/02/2008 23:51:47 »
Here is another bit of the moon.



If you stick with this, you can collect the whole thing.

I plan to link the webcam up for the lunar eclipse, weather permitting.

http://turnipsock.camstreams.com/
 

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« Reply #18 on: 13/02/2008 23:59:23 »
If you stick with this, you can collect the whole thing.

I plan to link the webcam up for the lunar eclipse, weather permitting.

I hope it's not like those panini stickers where you never get the whole set.


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« Reply #21 on: 30/03/2008 10:39:00 »
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

I think this represents what equates to a portion of the sky the size of a pinhead !!!

Each speck in this picture is a galaxy....each galaxy has about 100-300 BILLION Stars !!..and there's something like 100-300 BILLION Galaxies out there !!

Do you get it ?...can you even imagine such a thing ?...can you even fathom it ?




BEYOND COMPREHENSION !!



I found this wonderful picture of Hubble Ultra Deep Field on a wiki site and it's my PC's desktop wallpaper. Giving me something new to look at each time with all of the space dust, stars and planets too. Nice way to learn  as well.

Here's the link.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Ultra_Deep_Field
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« Reply #22 on: 30/03/2008 10:45:32 »
Yayy,, thanks. I'm going to make it my desktop background now ;D
 

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« Reply #23 on: 30/03/2008 18:37:14 »


This image released by NASA and made by the Spitzer Space Telescope shows a glowing stellar nursery. The infrared image was obtained by Spitzer's infrared array camera. The Spitzer Space Telescope was named after the late Dr. Lyman Spitzer, Jr., one of the 20th century's most influential scientists, who in the mid-1940s first proposed placing telescopes in space. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL/CALTECH)
 

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« Reply #24 on: 11/04/2008 06:50:39 »
Pulsars studied as potential sources of gravity waves
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