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  • Oooh, nice find Gromit! Have some cheese!
    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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    • Originally posted by Rachel B View Post
      Bob what is that? Is it for real? Such a beautiful pic
      Supernova remnant, aka the 'Bubble Nebula'.

      A newer shot and some background:
      http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/bubblenebula/

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      • Space pic lovers, good news: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/

        And, coming soon... to a galaxy near you: http://tinyurl.com/d4he7fa

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        • The James Web Telescope is pretty awesome! http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/


          I think 2015 will be an interesting year as we get close ups of Pluto sent back from a fly by.

          But I cannot wait to see what the JWST brings!

          Astronomy over the next decade will set some new milestones!

          "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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          • I asked my about-to-turn-16 nephew if he'd given any thought to what he might want to study in college. He said astronomy and/or astrophysics. (Yes, he's really smart!) I was so proud to hear that.
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            • There's a new novel out by one of my favourite British humourists, Sue Townsend (of the Diaries of Adrian Mole fame). It's called 'The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year'.

              The central character is married to an astronomer so it's got lots of geeky, astronomical references in it. Funny, funny book. She has that rare talent of being simultaneously poetic and brutally bleak.

              Sorry, I just thought this thread, maybe due to its cosmic significance, was sadly lacking in tangents.

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              • thanks Gromit that was a nice treat...

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                • Some beautiful space porn here: http://tinyurl.com/7x4omdk

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                  • http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

                    Hmmm asteroidlicious.

                    "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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                    • On April 22nd, at the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower, a fireball with attendant sonic boom was seen and heard over a big swath of the western US. It might not have been associated with the shower, but it was a beaut.

                      http://www.rgj.com/article/20120423/...120423013/1459

                      I checked for showers after accidentally glimpsing what was probably a moderately bright but ordinary (quick) meteor out the window. Later I stepped outside with Google Sky on the Droid but forgot to set it to aim automatically, so fell back on tracing out prominent stars in the chilly haze. Dipper... Arcturus... Lyra would be down there in the trees. Of course. Only one fairly dim probable Lyrid blipped past before I got too cold (not to mention not wanting to encounter whatever animal I frightened behind the sheds when I came outdoors, which was still shuffling around). Most Lyrids aren't particularly spectacular.
                      Last edited by Meffy; 04-25-2012, 03:33 AM.

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                      • Wow. Pretty cool to see a daylighter. Makes you wonder what that would have looked like at night.

                        Unfortunately, it's been cloudy nights mostly here for the last week. Though one night I did see a 'moving' glow shine through them and whiz across the sky.

                        Here's one I'm not sure has been posted that highlights the history of astronomical photography: http://tinyurl.com/7txegox

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                        • http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120502.html


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                          • What a fugly looking little thing! Saturn musta beat it as a child.
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                            • Well it's essentially a 30km iceberg floating around Saturn. It's pretty cool. I like the striations. I think it looks awesome

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                              • The patterns are nice. It's more the misshapenness that concerned me.
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