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06-25-2012, 12:48 AM
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The all encompassing Space Thread: Pale Blue Dot edition

Haven't been able to find a thread in the lounge (Or anywhere else) where we can talk about everything Space. Thus I've created this one. I hope to generate some interest from posters here that fascinated by everything that is out there beyond our planet and amongst the stars.




NASA released this photo on June 14th, 2012. It was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It shows two galaxies, seemingly intertwined and ripping each other apart. Except it is not that, it is a pair of overlapping galaxies that are more than 140 million light years from Earth. The galaxies have been dubbed NGC 3314A and NGC 3312

Along with the Pillars of Creation photo, I think this is one of the most beautiful pictures ever taken by the HST (Hubble Space Telescope).

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inb4 Bryzgalov reference.

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inb4 Bryzgalov reference.
Damn it.

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Mind = Blown

Thank you for this.

P.S - The hand drawn ant made me chuckle hard.

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Space has got to be one of the most fascinating marvels I will never understand.

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The image is HUGE!
You have been warned.
http://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/space_infographic

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Amazing, isn't it? Everything that has ever happened here on earth is located on that tiny blue little speck, a speck that could easily be misinterpreted as the reflection off of a piece of ice.

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HNJB only posts in space threads.

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Something about "All encompassing" and "space" doesn't seen right to me.

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Love Space topics.

There was another space thread on here with some really good info, and a poster that really knows his (hers?) stuff.

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Everything I needed to learn about space, I learned from Futurama.

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Wheres that nebula that's basically giving us the finger?

I always thought that was an awesome pic of the cosmos.

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Wheres that nebula that's basically giving us the finger?

I always thought that was an awesome pic of the cosmos.
Are you talking about the Pillars of Creation Picture/The Eagle head Nebulea?

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Someone posted this image in the "Powerful Pictures" thread and I felt that it warranted a re-posting given the subject matter:



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Explanation: In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours in 2006 and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system. Next, the rings themselves appear dark when silhouetted against Saturn, but quite bright when viewed away from Saturn, slightly scattering sunlight, in this exaggerated color image. Saturn's rings light up so much that new rings were discovered, although they are hard to see in the image. Seen in spectacular detail, however, is Saturn's E ring, the ring created by the newly discovered ice-fountains of the moon Enceladus and the outermost ring visible above. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.
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Both these videos always amaze me.




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I can't even comprehend how to comprehend the sheer size of the universe.

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Both these videos always amaze me.



I love those.

Check this one out. It does distance and size to scale for the solar system. Don't cheat and click on the planets, scroll through the thing all the way. then remember that Voyager is leaving the Heliosphere. It's a very humbling feeling.


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this should keep you busy it goes back to 1995 iirc every single day...

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Brilliant thread.

Sometime, relax and watch these -




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NASA released this photo on June 14th, 2012. It was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It shows two galaxies, seemingly intertwined and ripping each other apart. Except it is not that, it is a pair of overlapping galaxies that are more than 140 million light years from Earth.
That's a pretty cool pic. A friend of mine actually did a (simple) galaxy collision simulation for one of our projects last term.


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Along with the Pillars of Creation photo, I think this is one of the most beautiful pictures ever taken by the HST (Hubble Space Telescope).
Have you seen the Ultra Deep Field?
edit: not that the deep field is a prettier picture. just wondering

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Wheres that nebula that's basically giving us the finger?

I always thought that was an awesome pic of the cosmos.

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