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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2003, 11:58 AM »
The new moon old moon shot is very cool.
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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2003, 12:04 PM »


I have an infected ingrown hair that feels the way that looks. Otherwise, cool pics. I need to get a telescope for my son so we can study the moon's craters. I always enjoyed doing that when I was young. (That and peeping on Lana Lang!)
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Re: Then There Was Light. Pictures From Soace
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2003, 09:42 AM »
Light Echoes from V838 Mon, mysterious star in the Milky Way.



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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #18 on: April 4, 2003, 02:47 PM »
Here is my favorite...


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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #19 on: April 4, 2003, 05:20 PM »
Scott, that picture looks like an eyeball!  Very cool!
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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #20 on: April 5, 2003, 06:22 AM »
Ahhhhh! The Hourglass Nebula if I am correct. Very nice indeed.

This is one of my favorite Nebula's. The HorseHead Nebula.



If anyone else has pictures of there favorite space shot's let's see them. The Universe is full of amazing wonders.

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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #21 on: April 7, 2003, 01:01 PM »
I often have this image as my Wallpaper...much bigger of course  :-*


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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #22 on: April 7, 2003, 01:32 PM »
don't throw stones at me, but one of the reasons i like Wrath Of Khan so much is because the space shots look so friggin cool, as do these pictures.

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Moon landing notebook fetches $222,000
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2003, 07:34 PM »
Holy mother of all auctions.  :o

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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2003, 12:21 PM »
Saw this over at Yahoo...pretty cool pic of Earth from a Mars satellite


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Re: And Then There Was Light
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2003, 12:39 PM »
Thats a very cool pic of Mother Earth & her Satellite.
Here is a very interesting picture of V838 Monocerotis. A burst of light from the bizarre star is spreading into space and reflecting off of surrounding shells of dust to reveal a spectacular, multicolored bull's eye.   8)




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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2003, 07:35 PM »
Just a heads-up for anyone who's casually interested in astronomy at all:

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    Earth and Mars will come as close as they desire in Wednesday’s wee hours during a historical event that has captivated the attention of skywatchers around the globe. The two planets will be separated by 34,646,418 million miles at 5:51 a.m. ET. Not since the Neanderthals shared this planet with early humans have the two worlds been so close. . . .

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        Mars rises in the southeast around sunset, your local time, shimmering like an orange star so bright it could momentarily be mistaken for an airliner on final approach. It outshines all other stars in the sky. Around 1 a.m. Mars is due south and high in the sky. It sets in the southwest at about sunrise.
       No equipment is necessary to observe Mars closer than has any human in the past 59,619 years. But the best views are afforded through telescopes, which can reveal surface markings, the south polar ice cap and clouds.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/957424.asp

I've enjoyed watching the different meteor showers and Space Shuttle pass-overs over the years, so I'll try to check it out tonight.  

Anyone else?

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Re: Mars Attacks!
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2003, 10:18 PM »
Saw it last night, it is super bright. Someday when me boy is older I hope to get a nice telescope.  I used to love looking through my old one and it was a piece of crap  :-*


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Re: Mars Attacks!
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2003, 10:54 PM »
Not sure if I'll be able to see it or not, thanks to the clouds. >:( If I can't, I'll just see footage on the news tomorrow. :)

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What Floor? Uh, Moon Please
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2003, 11:22 AM »
How wacky and futuristic does this sound?

Space Elevator

How long would a trip to the moon on an elevator take?

Holy crap!