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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: paul.fr on 11/11/2007 19:51:46

Title: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: paul.fr on 11/11/2007 19:51:46
Got any spacey, physiccy pictures you would like to share?
Here is the place!
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Post by: neilep 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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Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: lightarrow 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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Post by: neilep on 12/11/2007 13:20:18
Breathtaking...mind-boggling, overwhelming !!..the list goes on !!
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Post by: syhprum 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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Post by: Alandriel 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.
SUPER STUFF!

Digital expressionism (http://www.sgeier.net/fractals/indexe.php)




Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: neilep 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




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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.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: neilep 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.

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Credit: ESA/NASA, ESO and Danny LaCrue
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: syhprum 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.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: turnipsock 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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Post by: RD on 10/12/2007 13:55:18
Astro photos can be found via "Google Sky" ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6955787.stm
http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html
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Post by: syhprum 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.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: turnipsock on 22/12/2007 14:20:35
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.tinypic.com%2F8apl0r6.jpg&hash=b68c6a2e948bf0f186852fc4c7af8661)

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

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

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Post by: Karen W. on 30/12/2007 23:22:25
Nice Job Nicking that piccy! LOL!
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Post by: turnipsock 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.


(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi15.tinypic.com%2F8a1esjn.jpg&hash=40f98fb249ae624d4e8ab178fba161dd)

It's the bit around Copernicus. Once I zoom in, I should be able to see Apollo 12.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Judge 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 ?

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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.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: turnipsock on 13/02/2008 23:51:47
Here is another bit of the moon.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.tinypic.com%2Fnns1hy.jpg&hash=96fd9a819ab55f73327eb22267c39bcd)

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/ (http://turnipsock.camstreams.com/)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: paul.fr 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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Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Seany on 29/03/2008 13:13:15
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jpl.nasa.gov%2Fwallpaper%2Fart%2FPIA01320-1280x1024.jpg&hash=d3935e1c9483954c3343dec9d81a558e)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: rosalind dna 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 ?

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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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Post by: Seany on 30/03/2008 10:45:32
Yayy,, thanks. I'm going to make it my desktop background now [;D]
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Post by: Seany on 30/03/2008 18:37:14
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fnews%2Fbackground%2Fspace%2Fgfx%2Ftitlephoto_space.jpg&hash=c42b331f44cc3451373d9a73b2f414c0)

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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Post by: syhprum on 11/04/2008 06:50:39
Pulsars studied as potential sources of gravity waves
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Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: LeeE on 27/04/2008 16:17:25
Shockwaves - in the first picture shock waves produced by an F/A-18 are visible below the tailfins.  The second picture is a close-up that shows them above the aircraft too.

Just links because the pics are quite big.

http://home.comcast.net.nyud.net/%7Ebzee1a/DSC_7901.jpg (http://home.comcast.net.nyud.net/%7Ebzee1a/DSC_7901.jpg)

http://home.comcast.net.nyud.net/%7Ebzee1a/DSC_7901a_crop.jpg (http://home.comcast.net.nyud.net/%7Ebzee1a/DSC_7901a_crop.jpg)
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Post by: graham.d on 27/04/2008 18:13:44
These are great pics and quite amazing. Looking at the other pics on the site are also amazing. The F/A-18 in the pic in the first link is doing about 700mph under the golden gate bridge at an altitude of about 20 feet and surrounded by numerous small pleasure craft on the water. It is in a transonic state (just below supersonic). I am amazed this was permitted on safety grounds but the pictures are great and I have no reason to doubt the authenticity. It makes me want to go to the next display in SF.

P.S. A note on the site says the F/A-18 did not fly under the bridge - it just looks like it did. It points at a video which shows the flypast too.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: syhprum on 11/06/2008 08:27:38
Aircraft flying under bridges has a long history, an aircraft has been recorded flying under London tower bridge.
When I was in Kiel I was told about an allied aircraft that attempted to fly under the bridge at the entrance to the Kiel canal and did not make it!
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Post by: LeeE on 11/06/2008 23:48:56
Inverted flight under a bridge http://www.jumpingpixels.com/aerobatics2.html (http://www.jumpingpixels.com/aerobatics2.html)

Heh - it's also worth looking at the Bob Hoover 'Stopped Engine Aerobatics' movie too, not so much for the stopped engine stuff but for the roll sequence right at the end where he pours some drink from a jug into a cup sitting in a holder on top of the panel, while flying the roll one-handed [;D]
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Post by: qazibasit on 13/06/2008 12:22:04
wow great pics, i am still amazed after looking at the Tarantula.
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Post by: neilep on 29/08/2008 21:58:11
CLICK HERE FOR MORE (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=957.msg192653#msg192653)



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The Spitzer image was taken over a period of 24 hours and is a three-colour composite showing infrared observations from two Spitzer instruments. Blue represents 3.6-micron light and are older stars in the star-forming cloud as well as unrelated stars behind and in front of the cloud, and green shows light of 8 microns, highlighting dense clouds, both captured by Spitzer's infrared array camera. Red is 24-micron light detected by Spitzer's multiband imaging photometer and shows heated dust that pervades the region's cavities. White knotty areas are where the youngest stars are forming. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA.
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Post by: Karen W. on 30/08/2008 02:35:42
This is a beautiful picture Neil, just lovely!
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Post by: Grant Silver on 30/09/2008 20:47:57
Hey Guys I am new

Great Pictures
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Post by: samuelcaleb on 06/10/2008 11:25:05
wow awesome pictures........i m liked a lot....i feel i m there....

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Post by: smartscience on 03/11/2008 05:13:38
wow` these pictures are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [O8)]
i am going to save all of them ♥
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Post by: NoOne on 27/01/2009 14:00:28
galaxy was so awesome`!!! i like it~!
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 03:03:24
This pic is an example of galactic cannibalism.(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi7.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy279%2Fgoddessfootball%2FgetjpegCATD9L3C.jpg&hash=194172dc4f7600eb5931630452d868c3)
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 03:05:15
Why do they call it cannibalism? Any idea?
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 03:07:12
Are you an astronomer CosmicAudioChic?
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Post by: yor_on on 28/01/2009 03:24:43
well well well:)
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 03:28:25
They call it cannibalism, because the larger galaxy "eats" (merges) with the other. Yes, I am an astronomer!
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 05:02:25
Yes, I am an astronomer!
What are you into these days?
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 05:17:30
At the moment,I am studying meteorites and am preparing for a summer research project involving meteorite impacts on the Moon.
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 05:22:58
Well, I know absolutely nothing about meteorites! [:D]
But if you wish to enlighten me, I will be happy to listen!  [;D]
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 05:37:08
Anything specific you want to know? I will do my best to answer. Personally, I think meteorites are cool. Rocks from outer space, older than Earth, that traveled billions of miles to get here... [8D]
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 05:43:16
Umm... what are their composition?
To be honest I have no idea! What are you researching? What is there to research (no offense intended, I just have no idea [:I])?
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 06:06:24
Meteorites are classified into three basic categories: irons, stones, and stony irons.
Iron meteorites, or “irons”, are actually a combination of iron, nickel, and cobalt. Iron is the predominant metal, with 5% up to 50% nickel, and a trace of cobalt.
Stone meteorites, also called “stony meteorites” or stones,are mostly believed to be material from the crust and mantle of asteroids. A few stony meteorites are thought to be from comets. Stone meteorites contain approximately 75% to 90% silicate materials, such as olivine and pyroxene.
Stony–iron meteorites, or stony–irons, are mixtures of silicates and iron–nickel in roughly equal proportions(stony-irons are rare).
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 06:16:25
Researching meteorite impacts on the Moon will help decide where to land future space missions, and where to build a space station on the surface.
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 06:32:20
What is the definition of a 'meteorite'? How big or small do these things have to be until they are called a meteorite?
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 07:11:10
A meteorite is a meteor that survives the intense heat of atmospheric friction and reaches the earth's surface. So, as long as it reaches the surface, size does not matter  [:D]
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 07:18:27
Yes, of course [:I], I don't know what I was thinking then [:I] Where do all these meteorites that hit the moon come from? Our own Solar System?
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 28/01/2009 08:28:19
Yes, from our Solar System.The vast majority of meteorites are fragments of shattered asteroids.A small number of meteorites are pieces of rock from the surfaces of other planets.Meteorites might also come from comets.
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/01/2009 08:38:33
The funny thing is, I am actually watching the movie "Meteor" right now!!! [:D][:D]
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 29/01/2009 05:34:33
hehe too funny!


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Post by: Chemistry4me on 29/01/2009 05:38:04
What is that picture?
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 29/01/2009 05:39:23
more galactic cannibalism!
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 29/01/2009 05:42:22
Yes, from our Solar System.The vast majority of meteorites are fragments of shattered asteroids.A small number of meteorites are pieces of rock from the surfaces of other planets.Meteorites might also come from comets.
How do asteroids/comets form?
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Post by: CosmicAudioChic on 29/01/2009 05:52:23
Comets, asteroids, and meteors are often grouped together since they are all basically the same thing: small pieces of rock and/or ice that aren't part of a major planet.
Asteroids are made of rocky and/or iron-nickel material and most are found in an orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Comets come from two places in the Solar System: the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt.
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Post by: Vern on 29/01/2009 21:58:39
Yes, from our Solar System.The vast majority of meteorites are fragments of shattered asteroids.A small number of meteorites are pieces of rock from the surfaces of other planets.Meteorites might also come from comets.
What amazes me is that folks can actually look at a meteorite and identify which planet it came from, or whether it is just space debris.
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Post by: erickejah on 12/02/2009 21:46:12
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newswise.com%2Fimages%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F01%2F14%2Ffullsize%2Fp0905aw.jpg&hash=d43ef97746bd2dc043e375f438e8736a)]
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/548109/?sc=swtr;xy=5001268 (http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/548109/?sc=swtr;xy=5001268)
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Post by: DoctorBeaver on 03/03/2009 16:31:28
This has to be my all time favourite photo from Hubble. The so-called Pillars Of Creation where stars are being formed.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffixitordeal.files.wordpress.com%2F2008%2F07%2Fpillars20of20creation.jpg&hash=bd938f9a2a520175925a93bd63979f06)
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Post by: neilep on 03/03/2009 18:00:26
I hope you like this too Eth,



 Barnard's Loop around the Horsehead Nebula

Credit & Copyright: Drew Sullivan (Ancient Starlight)

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Bigger version here (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0902/barnardsloop_sullivan_big.jpg)



 Why is the Horsehead Nebula surrounded by a bubble? Although hard to make out, the famous Horsehead Nebula is the slight dark indentation in the bright streak just to the left of the image center. Glowing like an emission nebula, the origin of the bubble, known as Barnard's Loop, is currently unknown. Progenitor hypotheses include the winds from bright Orion stars and the supernovas of stars long gone. Barnard's Loop is too faint to be identified with the unaided eye. The nebula was discovered only in 1895 by E. E. Barnard on long duration film exposures. The above image was taken in a single specific color emitted by hydrogen to bring out detail. To the left of the Horsehead Nebula, visible as a small dark indentation, is the photogenic Flame Nebula.
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Post by: DoctorBeaver on 03/03/2009 21:13:10
yes Neil, I do like that 1. When is it being delivered? Next Thursday?
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Post by: ichatfilipina on 09/03/2009 10:00:36
nice photos. I will share in my own ideas and experienced. I am from Philippines and located in the South of the Philippines. Ever night, I can see the very light star. I know it was a planet because I learned and knows that 2009 is the planetary alignment. This year happen to me not like last year no very light star appear every night. I strongly believed it was a planet not an ordinary star or galaxy.. same photos posted here Mars light photo.
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Post by: erickejah on 09/03/2009 15:16:31
This has to be my all time favourite photo from Hubble. The so-called Pillars Of Creation where stars are being formed.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffixitordeal.files.wordpress.com%2F2008%2F07%2Fpillars20of20creation.jpg&hash=bd938f9a2a520175925a93bd63979f06)
what are those red-like clouds??
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Post by: 112inky on 26/03/2009 04:10:07
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

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

Wow!! awesome post dude!!! it takes ones breath away!!!
it makes one feel tiny and humble... it seems we are not even a tiny speck of  dust!!!!

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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Post by: LeeE on 26/03/2009 17:37:07
Yeah, the Hubble Deep Field image has to be one of the most important images ever produced.
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Post by: 112inky on 28/03/2009 12:52:45
The Big Bang theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. Discoveries in astronomy and physics have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. Prior to that moment there was nothing; during and after that moment there was something: our universe. The big bang theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment.

According to the standard theory, our universe sprang into existence as "singularity" around 13.7 billion years ago. What is a "singularity" and where does it come from? Well, to be honest, we don't know for sure. Singularities are zones which defy our current understanding of physics. They are thought to exist at the core of "black holes." Black holes are areas of intense gravitational pressure. The pressure is thought to be so intense that finite matter is actually squished into infinite density (a mathematical concept which truly boggles the mind). These zones of infinite density are called "singularities." Our universe is thought to have begun as an infinitesimally small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense, something - a singularity. Where did it come from? We don't know. Why did it appear? We don't know.
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Post by: astrobabe on 31/03/2009 01:57:41
This has to be my all time favourite photo from Hubble. The so-called Pillars Of Creation where stars are being formed.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffixitordeal.files.wordpress.com%2F2008%2F07%2Fpillars20of20creation.jpg&hash=bd938f9a2a520175925a93bd63979f06)

This is the picture that had such a huge effect on me I became an astronomer! I think I was about 10-12 years old at the time and just imagining the fact that each of the little bits poking out were whole solar systems forming blew my mind!
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Post by: neilep on 31/03/2009 15:29:33
In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula
Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO, & Danny LaCrue

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BIG PICCY HERE (Makes a great desktop piccy) (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0903/tarantula2_hst_big.jpg)




In the heart of monstrous Tarantula Nebula lies huge bubbles of energetic gas, long filaments of dark dust, and unusually massive stars. In the center of this heart, is a knot of stars so dense that it was once thought to be a single star. This star cluster, labeled as R136 or NGC 2070, is visible just above the center of the above image and home to a great number of hot young stars. The energetic light from these stars continually ionizes nebula gas, while their energetic particle wind blows bubbles and defines intricate filaments. The above representative-color picture of this great LMC nebula details its tumultuous center. The Tarantula Nebula, also known as the 30 Doradus nebula, is one of the largest star-formation regions known, and has been creating unusually strong episodes of star formation every few million years.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: peopleunit on 16/05/2009 18:46:01
Meteorites are classified into three basic categories: irons, stones, and stony irons. Iron meteorites, or “irons”, are actually a combination of iron, nickel, and cobalt. Iron is the predominant metal, with 5% up to 50% nickel, and a trace of cobalt.
Stone meteorites, also called “stony meteorites” or stones,are mostly believed to be material from the crust and mantle of asteroids. A few stony meteorites are thought to be from comets. Stone meteorites contain approximately 75% to 90% silicate materials, such as olivine and pyroxene.
Stony–iron meteorites, or stony–irons, are mixtures of silicates and iron–nickel in roughly equal proportions(stony-irons are rare).

How do they determine what planet a meteor came from, if that's the case?

Also, who would one contact if they had a meteor specimen they'd like to have examined/analyzed?
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: erickejah on 17/06/2009 17:29:36
In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula
Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO, & Danny LaCrue
In the heart of monstrous Tarantula Nebula lies huge bubbles of energetic gas, long filaments of dark dust, and unusually massive stars. In the center of this heart, is a knot of stars so dense that it was once thought to be a single star. This star cluster, labeled as R136 or NGC 2070, is visible just above the center of the above image and home to a great number of hot young stars. The energetic light from these stars continually ionizes nebula gas, while their energetic particle wind blows bubbles and defines intricate filaments. The above representative-color picture of this great LMC nebula details its tumultuous center. The Tarantula Nebula, also known as the 30 Doradus nebula, is one of the largest star-formation regions known, and has been creating unusually strong episodes of star formation every few million years.

Is this one moving away from us? redshift?
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: frankiben123 on 25/06/2009 11:03:58
wow nice pics there.......
sales tracking software (http://salestrackingsoftware.org)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: BenV on 25/06/2009 12:52:03
Meteorites are classified into three basic categories: irons, stones, and stony irons. Iron meteorites, or “irons”, are actually a combination of iron, nickel, and cobalt. Iron is the predominant metal, with 5% up to 50% nickel, and a trace of cobalt.
Stone meteorites, also called “stony meteorites” or stones,are mostly believed to be material from the crust and mantle of asteroids. A few stony meteorites are thought to be from comets. Stone meteorites contain approximately 75% to 90% silicate materials, such as olivine and pyroxene.
Stony–iron meteorites, or stony–irons, are mixtures of silicates and iron–nickel in roughly equal proportions(stony-irons are rare).

How do they determine what planet a meteor came from, if that's the case?

Also, who would one contact if they had a meteor specimen they'd like to have examined/analyzed?
If you're in the UK, I'd recommend the Natural History Museum, or a local university.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Matthew on 28/06/2009 09:52:14
Did you know that there is an excellent yet powerful type of software available to explore the Universe in all its glory and formation. One of the first extraordinary insights into the Universe, available on the computer software markert, "Uniview" provides the user to travel to different planets - stars, comets, galaxies, moons and planets pin-pointed to the exact degree!
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.haydenplanetarium.org%2Fimages%2Funiverse%2FHindu-Kush-Uniview-500px.jpg&hash=967cfe350e6d538c5daf5d97af9465a7)
In our ever modernising world of technology, such software is uniquely different to offer students across the world interested in roaming space and appreciating the size, volume and richness of matter which is out there.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: HobbesSD on 03/07/2009 20:57:59
I remember seing a nice high resolution image of the Pleiades star cluster in an Astronomy book in Barnes and Noble, and I was immediately captivated by it's beauty and grandeur.  I felt connected to the place i was seeing.

I've pretty much been obsessed with Astronomy ever since. :P

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Post by: italic eye on 17/07/2009 10:52:47
Question ~ if we look back in time at ancient cosmological artifacts, then why has no one ever bothered to construct a model of what the universe looks like now? Precisely, are we inherenly swiming in a space time which will always refuse to allow us to "see" distance, or "move" through what we monkey-like call distance, space, and time? I personally think we are out of our depth, and need to interrogate the underpinnings of our mathematical system. It is sorta primitive, based as it is on assumed agreed one banana two banana intergers.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: GlentoranMark on 03/08/2009 13:16:22
Not sure if this will come out full size as I've taken it from my phone.

This was a pic of the Moon I took back in February with a webcam and a Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT



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Post by: Nizzle on 12/08/2009 07:47:18
Hi all,
I'm a passionate scientist as most of you guys here.
My field is Biotechnology, but my interests are all round.

I thought I'd share this picture with you guys: The Sun ain't all that big! (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Star-sizes.jpg)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Ammiddeon on 20/08/2009 23:02:36
I think it was Hubble who came up with the big bang theory. He showed that objects were traveling way from the Earth. The truth is everything is based on what we call reproduction. As far as we are aware we are the only planet to contain life. For some reason only man posseses the remarkable feat of advanced intelligence. All other life forms on Earth are limited to the amount of intelligence they have. All life on Earth as the natural function of reproducing itself. Where are your great, great, great, great, great grand children. They do not exist yet. So where are they? But we all know one day in the future they will be here. You can say the same for plants and animals. Here is the most remarkable thing of all. Stars, Planets, galaxies all reproduce themselves as well. Non of these things are alive. If Hubble could have seen beyond, what this amazing telescope named after him could see. This Big Bang theory has happened countless times. Our brains cannot concieve or understand the size of the universe just because there are dark patches in the night sky, we tend to think there is nothing there. but the truth is there is, and there are countless Big Bangs. We are in no position to measure how big the universe is. We are in the same position as Christopher Columbus was when he travelled across the Atlantic. We have no idea of whats out there, how big it is and how far away is it.Gary
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Post by: RD on 20/08/2009 23:30:52
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 23/08/2009 07:27:30
The Sun ain't all that big! (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Star-sizes.jpg)
I notice they missed out a couple at the end.  [:o]

Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: syhprum on 23/08/2009 11:14:43
Italic eye

There have been heroic attempts to reform the mathematical system during the twentieth century
see this URL

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/principia-mathematica/
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Turveyd on 26/08/2009 23:11:40
Remember the galaxy quote is just what we can see,  we are looking at photon's that are so old,  there is no guarantee that there isn't much much much much more out there than those staggering figures we just can't see yet or maybe never will be able to.

I suspect there will be and the new hubble replacement they'll have to recalculate the age of the universe and all of this again.

Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: G-man on 03/10/2009 07:21:01
The truth is out there, in pictures. And here are some
to prove just that!



(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2FEinstein-Earth-Moon.gif&hash=a65d61ba9dd94e9bb5b5c7ac2159ce95)


(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2FEinsteinsmath.jpg&hash=d5894d6a02fce6babdfd8b1b42b38a83)

   I am able to show that Einstein’s math is fine for orbital systems of planets and their moons to solar systems and on to galaxies, and also on to the expanding of the universe.

 
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2F0131_xray_420.jpg&hash=3b3d911bebc1c2d423ed43af4869f676)

       This is NASA’s way of showing that Einstein was right.
This Chandra image shows important new details in the powerful jet shooting from the quasar 3C273, providing an X-ray view into the area between 3C273's core and the beginning of the jet.High-powered jets driven from quasars, often at velocities very close to the speed of light, have long been perplexing for scientists. Instead of seeing a smooth stream of material driven from the core of the quasar, most optical, radio, and earlier X-ray observations have revealed inconsistent, "lumpy" clouds of gas*1. The recent Chandra data show a continuous X-ray flow in 3C273 from the core to the jet, which may reveal insight on the physical processes that power these jets. Scientists would like to learn why matter is violently ejected from the quasar's core, then appears to suddenly slow down.*2

*1 The cooling down of three planets.
*2 The locking into an orbit of the three planets. The making of a
     new solar system.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2Fone-BB.jpg&hash=62e515925a59e73770e94d4e17a81556) 


In my hypothesis, I fully agree with Einstein that there has to be an equal an opposite force in action here. And I see this in the action of the gravitational fields of each heavenly bodies acting as the opposite force at a given wavelength / and or a given density level, even through they are pulling on each other’s mass’s.


(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2FABC-3.jpg&hash=e4c4d7964c1b9bce56296721c30a02b0)


(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2Fone-dollarearthB.jpg&hash=3346a9e97cb17054adb9a5e741d7980f)


(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1002.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf144%2Fgenekerls%2Fmoonfaultlines.jpg&hash=0f679a38bb568edc885c4d8c9928ab6b)

There is a lot more to this ,But that is all for now!
G-man
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: The Craftsman on 05/10/2009 05:21:44
http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/universe.html (http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/universe.html)

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atlasoftheuniverse.com%2Funiverse.gif&hash=86cac5175bfced0a534e206d10fc0b2c)

yep thats the map of the 30 billion trillion (3x10˛˛) stars we can see
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Soul Surfer on 17/11/2009 00:01:04
That "map" is not genuine it contains repeated patterns although the general structure may be reasonably similar to the general shape of blobs in the universe.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: variationz on 26/11/2009 04:18:29
Our own Galaxy looks like this...

Also please do visit

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=26911.0


Our Galaxy. Stylized view of the Milky Way as seen from 100,000 light years. Acrylic on illustration board, 1988.
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Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: yor_on on 28/12/2009 09:10:15
Pictures of the year 2009 space (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/picture-galleries/6867366/Pictures-of-the-year-2009-space.html?image=1)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Johnnyb on 05/02/2010 10:06:32
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 !!

What may REALLY freak you out is the possibility that a Universe/Singularity may exist in the centre of each and every one of those galaxies pictured, all containing the above properties of our Universe "Ad infinitum". It's only another layer to an already incomprehensible onion! Maybe infinity is real after all. Fractal Universes!

Either way, I don't fear death when I look at that picture.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: jonathan111 on 16/02/2010 08:17:56
Those are some nice pictures. I wish I have a high powered telescope.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: khaly on 02/03/2010 09:01:37
hiiii,


peaking of nature photography, have you seen the image of the new "missing link" fossil now on view at the American Museum of Natural History in New York? This fossil, which is 47 million years old, is said by scientists to the earliest human ancestor--a link between the animals that became homo sapien and other mammals. It's a controversial theory, but very exciting, and the announcement is being pumped up with considerable marketing muscle. The fossil is called Ida ("eeda"), and when you gaze at the images of it, you understand the primordial fear evoked by the creature in the Alien films.--David Schonauer
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: LeeE on 02/03/2010 14:45:26
A couple of recent images of M31 from the new WISE space telescope:

This one, in long IR, highlights the dust and also shows that M31 is a bit warped, probably due to an ancient collision with, and the subsequent absorbsion of a smaller galaxy.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nasa.gov%2Fimages%2Fcontent%2F427011main_pia12834-c2-516.jpg&hash=dba4fb5a3ac8fab044b57f258ca095e5)

This one, in shorter IR, highlights the older stars in M31.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nasa.gov%2Fimages%2Fcontent%2F427008main_pia12833-c1-516.jpg&hash=8611bb9a5887aefca14e13639fb6c653)

Higher res images and more info at the WISE website:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/main/index.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/main/index.html)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: syhprum on 11/05/2010 08:05:47
The dust cloud from the Icelandic volcano is clearly visible on the Noaa19 images
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: LeeE on 22/06/2010 17:45:55
Aurora Australis Observed from the International Space Station:

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fearthobservatory.nasa.gov%2Fimages%2Fimagerecords%2F44000%2F44348%2FISS023-E-58455.jpg&hash=c547357e83ceed15be82a48a23f97535)

Article and link to higher res image at:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44348&src=fb (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44348&src=fb)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: LeeE on 19/07/2010 18:08:47
Wise image of the Pleiades

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotojournal.jpl.nasa.gov%2FjpegMod%2FPIA13121_modest.jpg&hash=b0d8d31839ab7c7d0063dfdc4bc03d34)

Article and links to high-res versions of the image at:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13121 (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13121)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: FatBuddhaBoo on 12/08/2010 22:56:18
Here's a random pic of the moon from my collection as observed with my Meade LX200R.  Someday I'll get the time and figure out the setup to do some deep space shots.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gator-ventures.com%2Fastronomy%2Fastrophotography%2Fpics%2Fmoon_4-3-09.jpg&hash=fb6caa002dd509014a985fbc08be2576)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: CreativeEnergy on 15/08/2010 20:06:06
The Wolf-Rayet star WR22 in the Carina Nebula. Taken through red, green and blue filters with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eso.org%2Fpublic%2Farchives%2Fimages%2Fscreen%2Feso1031a.jpg&hash=6c95a154b093f5d279a4aa2ae175db27)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: ranji on 04/09/2010 13:19:33
Got any spacey, physiccy pictures you would like to share?
well here is the place.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs262%2Fpf0604%2Fsmall_web.jpg&hash=40b49075594062c083cbd3f08e2032e4)

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
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: ranji on 04/09/2010 13:23:31
excuse me i have a doubt . these universe pictures are far away (light years) from us.and the telescope also takes these photos .if a light has to travel to another galaxy it will take light years but how could these telescopes take the pictures of them.have they sent the flash of  photograph before hundreds of years?????
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Deepanshu on 20/10/2010 09:00:30
Breathtaking...mind-boggling, overwhelming !!..the list goes on !!
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: williampcochran on 16/12/2010 03:45:26
Here are my astro photos taken with mead 4.5 inch reflector

* back.JPG (21.9 kB . 1024x768 - viewed 5754 times)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Chemistry4me on 16/12/2010 04:04:10
Where did you take these?
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Foolosophy on 28/12/2010 07:25:17

What was the exposure time and telescopic magnification used to obtain this interesting photo?
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Post by: williampcochran on 04/01/2011 16:29:00
guess i could have given more information. i only have an Orion 4.5 inch reflector with no motor or electronics. however i crafted a wooden mount to hold a digital camera to the eyepiece. the eyepiece was standard and came with the telescope but i don't remember (maybe 13mm or 15mm) but with a 4 sec exposure and a little patients, you can get alot done.  also i edited the individual photos into one aligned photo with GIMP2
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: rasmafari on 27/02/2011 23:11:47
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wallpaperbase.com%2Fwallpapers%2Fspace%2Fmiscellaneousspace%2Fmiscellaneous_space_10.jpg&hash=36ed142d0ba90e9aceee864413de1620)
Yes, you're right, I found it too on http://sunorbit.net
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: BioWizard on 13/04/2011 03:34:02
Galactic Cannibalism

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi7.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy279%2Fgoddessfootball%2FgetjpegCAQUUEQY.jpg&hash=9d5ec1a07232dc29fc533a958ab471bd)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: ratifying on 20/04/2011 11:36:05
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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BEYOND COMPREHENSION !!


nope its amazing!!
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: ratifying on 20/04/2011 11:37:12
Galactic Cannibalism

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi7.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy279%2Fgoddessfootball%2FgetjpegCAQUUEQY.jpg&hash=9d5ec1a07232dc29fc533a958ab471bd)


is it two stars consuming each other? if yes whats the term?
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: ScientificSorcerer on 29/05/2014 09:40:33
does the picture above depict 2 stars or 2 galaxies consuming each-other?
looks like 2 galaxies to me. Also take a look a this supernova, It's my favorite space picture.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbehindtheblack.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F08%2FP0320AY.jpg&hash=d8b99e4b72ba741e52bcebdd4c4fec90)

here's a bigger picture of it. http://brazilianxd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/supernova2.jpg
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: mathew_orman on 30/09/2015 09:34:01
Here is another bit of the moon.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.tinypic.com%2Fnns1hy.jpg&hash=96fd9a819ab55f73327eb22267c39bcd)

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/ (http://turnipsock.camstreams.com/)
Wow, what are those round spots, I wonder...?
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Phil213 on 20/11/2015 19:28:23
Great photo. It's a violent universe out there.  What do you mean by "the truth is out there" ?
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Post by: memoryerase1 on 07/01/2016 22:48:34
In one of those galaxy's there are aliens, that have built a time machine...I hope.
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Post by: WorldIsFading on 04/09/2017 11:27:11
looks like CGI.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: WorldIsFading on 04/09/2017 11:30:44
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! August 7, 2017 seen rising over the Atlantic from Lake Worth, Florida.

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Post by: chris on 04/09/2017 22:23:14
Lovely images
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Post by: WorldIsFading on 05/09/2017 01:05:05
Total Eclipse seen from Andrews NC August 21, 2017. "Diamond Ring" effect.


* diamond ring.jpg (54.5 kB . 897x596 - viewed 4631 times)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: chris on 05/09/2017 09:17:00
Another nice pic!

PS You can insert the images into your posts (rather than just attaching them) if you click on the "insert attachment"; then the picture is displayed in all its glory in your post. I've edited the ones above to do this for you.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: evan_au on 10/09/2017 04:00:59
There is something of an ambiguity whether someone who dispenses medication should be called a "Pharmicist" or a "Chemist"(at least in Australia).

This one is claiming to be both! (and he knows about hair shampoo and/or mascara too...)
Can you identify the chemicals displayed?


* Pharmacist_chemist_small.jpg (147.17 kB . 800x545 - viewed 4451 times)
Seen near Meteora, Greece.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: RD on 10/09/2017 10:33:23
Can you identify the chemicals displayed?

Could be Retinol (Vitamin A) on the right ...

(https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-vector-retinol-vitamin-a-structural-formula-97085651.jpg)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Bored chemist on 10/09/2017 12:26:50
I'm a pharmaceutical chemist (at least by qualification), but I don't dispense drugs
They appear to be stylised representations of fluoxetine, propofol and retinol.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: RD on 15/09/2017 08:14:46
It just occurred to me that planets with rings must have ringshine , (cf. moonshine) ...

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11354.0;attach=23950;image)

"Saturn by Ringshine" ... https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA10476 (https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA10476)

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Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: sophiewilson0191 on 28/03/2018 12:38:52
Truth to be told by a great mind Stephen Hawking.
Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Jaaanosik on 27/06/2018 15:33:53
Could this halo be the missing 'dark matter' that explains galaxy rotation issue?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_rotation_curve

The image is from here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-s-hubble-finds-giant-halo-around-the-andromeda-galaxy


(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/p1515aw.jpg)
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Janus on 27/06/2018 16:23:26
Could this halo be the missing 'dark matter' that explains galaxy rotation issue?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_rotation_curve

The image is from here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-s-hubble-finds-giant-halo-around-the-andromeda-galaxy


(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/p1515aw.jpg)
The article states that the estimated mass of this halo is 1/2 the total mass of the stars in Andromeda.  To account for the galaxy rotation curves, it would need to be a few times the total mass of the stars.

When it comes to effecting the orbital speed of a star in a galaxy it is only the mass that is closer to the center of the galaxy than the star that counts (imagine the star as being on the surface of a bubble. it is the mass inside that bubble that determines its orbital speed.)   For the gas halo to provide the required mass, it would have to be many times the density it is measured to have.  Also, as the article points out, this gas plays a role in star formation for the galaxy.  If it was many times denser, it would have had a profound effect on this.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: rsneha on 08/10/2018 11:19:42
Cool pics
Title: The truth is out there in pictures
Post by: TimothyKiz on 23/02/2019 17:16:57
Uh, no.  If the universe is 14 billion years old, there is no reason to believe that advanced life could form and find us by now.   I think there is likely life out there, based on the mathematics ,  but finding us is almost impossible.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: RidaChat on 12/07/2019 02:01:39
WOW! amazing!!!
These what we called wonders and mysteries.
I don't have any photo to share at the moment. But I loved staring stars in a clear night sky.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Balticskillz on 28/07/2019 22:40:23
The galaxy is a big and mysterious place. Astronomers are consistently finding new planets.  We had a very heated forum discussion if unidentified planets and if life truly exists on other planets. Find out more! My opinion we are not alone! :D :D :D :D
Title: The truth is out there in pictures
Post by: Avesruher on 01/09/2019 13:01:16
Looking for the tv front protective perspex screen and front cover which holds it in place. Would be awesome if there is a parts box out there which can help revive this one as original rather than looking into creating a replacement part,
Title: The truth is out there in pictures
Post by: Emilelix on 12/10/2019 13:25:20
Wow... thanks earthist, for taking the... time... to lay all of this out. It seems we share an interest in the nature of time.

This thread has provided a lot of research material.
Title: Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
Post by: Foregly on 04/11/2019 07:04:47
It is seem to bright