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« Reply #50 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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« Reply #51 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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« Reply #52 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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« Reply #53 on: 29/01/2009 05:34:33 »
hehe too funny!





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« Reply #54 on: 29/01/2009 05:38:04 »
What is that picture?

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« Reply #55 on: 29/01/2009 05:39:23 »
more galactic cannibalism!
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« Reply #56 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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« Reply #57 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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« Reply #58 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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« Reply #60 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.

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« Reply #61 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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 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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« Reply #62 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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« Reply #63 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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« Reply #64 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.


what are those red-like clouds??

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« Reply #65 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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« Reply #66 on: 26/03/2009 17:37:07 »
Yeah, the Hubble Deep Field image has to be one of the most important images ever produced.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #67 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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« Reply #68 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.



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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« Reply #69 on: 31/03/2009 15:29:33 »
In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula
Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO, & Danny LaCrue

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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.
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« Reply #70 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?

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« Reply #71 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?

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« Reply #72 on: 25/06/2009 11:03:58 »
wow nice pics there.......

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« Reply #73 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.

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« Reply #74 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!

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.

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« Reply #75 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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« Reply #76 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.

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« Reply #77 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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« Reply #78 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!
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« Reply #79 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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« Reply #80 on: 20/08/2009 23:30:52 »
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« Reply #82 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/
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« Reply #83 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.


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« Reply #84 on: 03/10/2009 07:21:01 »
The truth is out there, in pictures. And here are some
to prove just that!








   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.

 


       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.

 


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.










There is a lot more to this ,But that is all for now!
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Einstein was right when he said that there is an equal and opposite reaction to all actions, including gravity. As he showed in his Cosmological Constant math.

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« Reply #85 on: 05/10/2009 05:21:44 »
http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/universe.html



yep thats the map of the 30 billion trillion (3x10˛˛) stars we can see

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« Reply #86 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.
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« Reply #87 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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« Reply #89 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.
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« Reply #90 on: 16/02/2010 08:17:56 »
Those are some nice pictures. I wish I have a high powered telescope.

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« Reply #91 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

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« Reply #92 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.



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



Higher res images and more info at the WISE website:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/main/index.html
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #93 on: 11/05/2010 08:05:47 »
The dust cloud from the Icelandic volcano is clearly visible on the Noaa19 images
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« Reply #94 on: 22/06/2010 17:45:55 »
Aurora Australis Observed from the International Space Station:



Article and link to higher res image at:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44348&src=fb
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #95 on: 19/07/2010 18:08:47 »
Wise image of the Pleiades



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

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13121
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #96 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.


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Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
« Reply #97 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.

Caelum videre iussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus.
"He bid them look at the sky and lift their faces to the stars."

--Ovid, Metamorphoses 1. 85-86


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Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
« Reply #98 on: 04/09/2010 13:19:33 »
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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Re: The truth is out there, in pictures.
« Reply #99 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?????