space is dope imo

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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0805/lander2panel_hirisephoenix.jpg

The Phoenix lander's footpads are about the size of a dinner plate. One of three is shown at the right, covered with Martian soil after a successful soft landing on the Red Planet on May 25. Amazingly, the left panel image is of the spacecraft during its descent phase, captured by the HiRISE camera onboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter -- the first image ever of a spacecraft descending to the surface of another planet.

omar little, Saturday, 7 June 2008 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...
three months pass...

dude space is the fuckin best

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 20 November 2008 18:37 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

http://shatters.net/celestia/

i like 2 download

am0n, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 01:19 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

http://i37.tinypic.com/sc9dp2.jpg

candice spergin (cankles), Sunday, 1 November 2009 16:15 (nine years ago) link

wish i was that dude

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Sunday, 1 November 2009 19:13 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

http://idw-online.de/pages/de/news346986

luol deng (am0n), Thursday, 3 December 2009 21:58 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

('_') (omar little), Wednesday, 20 January 2010 22:23 (nine years ago) link

the pwn universe

take me to your lemur (ledge), Thursday, 21 January 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

just watched with christian zeal and activity by john adams playing in my headphones <3

schlump, Thursday, 21 January 2010 03:43 (nine years ago) link

^^ view that big btw

Your Sinclair magazine (sic), Thursday, 21 January 2010 04:08 (nine years ago) link

mad dope

tehresa, Thursday, 21 January 2010 04:27 (nine years ago) link

totally. looks like a space jungle!

cam'ron carr (latebloomer), Thursday, 21 January 2010 06:18 (nine years ago) link

so the "trees" in that martian dune scene are talus/rock debris falling down a grade, right? that's what i remember them being explained as, but i can't reconcile how i'm imagining what that's supposed to look like with what i actually see in the image. it makes it especially difficult with no clues as to scale or perspective to go off of.

they should just admit they're trees.

iiiijjjj, Thursday, 21 January 2010 19:51 (nine years ago) link

so is this thread going to turn into astronomy picture of the day for ilx, then?

thatwillultimatelyresultingalaxy-galaxymergersonacosmictimescale (jdchurchill), Thursday, 21 January 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

you guys see trees in that photo? I see a bunch of disembodied, sleeping eyes with bushy lashes and gobs of greyish discharge. it's still dope, but in a weirder and more stomach-churning way.

pass the chicken & listen (unregistered), Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:02 (nine years ago) link

wallogina-esque

circa1916, Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:22 (nine years ago) link

Explanation: They might look like trees on Mars, but they're not. Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on melting pinkish sand dunes covered with light frost. The above image was taken in 2008 April near the North Pole of Mars. At that time, dark sand on the interior of Martian sand dunes became more and more visible as the spring Sun melted the lighter carbon dioxide ice. When occurring near the top of a dune, dark sand may cascade down the dune leaving dark surface streaks -- streaks that might appear at first to be trees standing in front of the lighter regions, but cast no shadows. Objects about 25 centimeters across are resolved on this image spanning about one kilometer. Close ups of some parts of this image show billowing plumes indicating that the sand slides were occurring even when the image was being taken.

^ lots of those words are links if you click through

innocent snack attack victim (sic), Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:34 (nine years ago) link

they should just admit they're trees though

innocent snack attack victim (sic), Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:34 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

http://triggerpit.com/2010/11/22/incredible-pics-nasa-astronaut-wheelock/

Yo, space rules. Bye!

Pussy.ogg (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:34 (eight years ago) link

new wallpaperz

am0n, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:52 (eight years ago) link

yeah, those are incredible

ENBB, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:53 (eight years ago) link

we had one of ireland on another thread a week or so ago but not as clear as those

Goths in Home & Away in my lifetime (darraghmac), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 22:03 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

amazing pics, love the florida at night one for the way the moon reflects off the entire atlantic ocean O_O

omar little, Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:52 (eight years ago) link

one of my favorite threads for sure

ENBB, Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:55 (eight years ago) link

four weeks pass...

yesterday i went to dinner at a friend's house and we had dinner, which was great, and the conversation was this wild meandering thing (hi...) that lead us to talking about the planet and then about how astronomers are watching the stars thru telescopes and seeing light shadows pass over the stars, indicative of planets of a certain size and solidity akin to our own. ooh! i love this for so many reasons.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 11 February 2011 06:06 (eight years ago) link

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/?CFID=5322751&CFTOKEN=64667737
i guess this is kinda old news but i've been paying attention to other things i mean there's a lot to pay attention to
xp

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 11 February 2011 06:09 (eight years ago) link

space

max, Friday, 11 February 2011 06:09 (eight years ago) link

teal & orange.xls

xxp

frankly, mr. cankly (Pillbox), Friday, 11 February 2011 06:11 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

To quote a friend, "This is hella dope".

http://media.skysurvey.org/interactive360/index.html

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Thursday, 5 May 2011 19:00 (eight years ago) link

oooooh!!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 5 May 2011 19:35 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...
five months pass...

nyowp

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:27 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

listening to ambient, watching SpaceX get ready to dock with the ISS
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-mobile

(admittedly there's not much to see right now, was cooler a while ago with Morocco scrolling past underneath, but I'm led to believe some actual docking may happen any minute... maybe)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 25 May 2012 10:56 (seven years ago) link

dude space is the fuckin best

― :) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 20 November 2008 13:37 (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

flopson, Friday, 25 May 2012 15:13 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...
four months pass...
one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFT7ATLQQx8

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 22 February 2013 01:02 (six years ago) link

one month passes...
eight months pass...

The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs. Check out the massive zoomable high-definition version of the photo:

http://media.skysurvey.org/interactive360/index.html

0_0

dmr, Thursday, 5 December 2013 17:22 (five years ago) link

fucking hell

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1843401223/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=

"john berkey" is worth a GIS if you like space art!

the late great, Thursday, 5 December 2013 18:59 (five years ago) link

space is dope imo

dmr, Friday, 6 December 2013 15:24 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

http://www.kurzweilai.net/images/galactic-halo.jpg

nomar, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 04:40 (three years ago) link

The Andromeda Galaxy (/ænˈdrɒmᵻdə/), also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth.[4] It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts.

There are about 50 galaxies in the Local Group (see list of nearest galaxies for a complete list), on the order of 100,000 in our Local Supercluster and an estimated number of about 170 billion in all of the observable universe.

i'm gonna go pass out

nomar, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 04:42 (three years ago) link

that's not andromeda above, that's the sombrero galaxy. this is andromeda:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Andromeda_Galaxy_%28with_h-alpha%29.jpg/1920px-Andromeda_Galaxy_%28with_h-alpha%29.jpg

nomar, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 04:43 (three years ago) link

The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away. It is visible as a dim, fuzzy star from a dark sky site. With binoculars you can clearly see the elliptical shape of the galaxy.

I need some binoculars. And a trip away from the sodium-bleached London sky.

ledge, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 09:11 (three years ago) link

i got an astronomy textbook, it has the first image on this thread on the cover

the late great, Wednesday, 3 February 2016 09:19 (three years ago) link

dude space is the fuckin best

― :) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 20 November 2008 13:37 (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

― flopson, Friday, May 25, 2012 10:13 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jason waterfalls (gbx), Thursday, 4 February 2016 15:47 (three years ago) link

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am0n, Friday, 5 February 2016 03:23 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

http://www.smokymtnastro.org/images/Autumn/NGC4414Xannotated.jpg

nomar, Thursday, 8 September 2016 19:00 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/13/health/hubble-telescope-galaxies-trnd/index.html

(CNN)Turns out we were wrong; there aren't 200 billion galaxies in the universe.

It's more like 2 trillion.

Yes, TRILLION!

That's the latest from NASA, which announced Thursday the number of galaxies in our observable universe is 10 times higher than previously projected.

This revelation was possible, thanks to that font of discovery -- the Hubble Space Telescope.

nomar, Thursday, 13 October 2016 22:28 (three years ago) link

Good bump

One of my stags is gonna be a camping trip here with telescopes and whiskey:

the kids are alt right (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 October 2016 22:32 (three years ago) link

All trillion editing mistakes can been

veggie sticks potato snacks (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 14 October 2016 05:39 (three years ago) link

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5799335/five-weird-theories-of-what-lies-outside-the-universe

We know with some certainty that there's "more universe" out there beyond that boundary, though. Astronomers think space might be infinite, with "stuff" (energy, galaxies, etc.) distributed pretty much the same as it is in the observable universe. If it is, that has some seriously weird implications for what lies out there. Beyond the Hubble Volume you won't just find more, different planets. You will eventually find every possible thing. Read that again and let it sink in. Everything. If you go far enough, you'll find another solar system with an Earth identical in every way except that you had cereal for breakfast this morning instead of eggs. And another where you skipped breakfast. And one where you got up early and robbed a bank. In fact, cosmologists think that if you go far enough, you will find another Hubble Volume that is perfectly identical to ours. There's another version of you out there mirroring your every action 10 to the 10^188 meters away. That may seem unlikely, but then, infinity is awfully infinite.

nomar, Friday, 14 October 2016 18:07 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

It's really hard to tell / define how big it really is because it is so big

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris#Controversy

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:01 (two years ago) link

are there any good quality videos on youtube that talk about huge space is

I've read Ta-nehisi Coates. (marcos), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:07 (two years ago) link

like i know there is carl sagan stuff but anything newer?

I've read Ta-nehisi Coates. (marcos), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:08 (two years ago) link

space is deep imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGwq620thqo

nomar, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:15 (two years ago) link

the Sagan stuff in the first ep of Cosmos is still painfully beyond my genuine comprehension, think of how vast one galaxy is and then multiply out by a vast number of galaxies at vast distances from one another, i think it is literally incomprehensible in any sense other than mathematically

Our Sweet Fredrest (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:18 (two years ago) link

http://cdn.iflscience.com/images/0db4bb8d-d7ba-5e57-8fb6-477b01ea9159/extra_large-1464361445-767-this-is-what-andromeda-would-look-like-at-night-if-it-were-brighter.jpg

http://www.iflscience.com/space/what-andromeda-would-look-night-if-it-were-brighter/

if possible for Andromeda to be more luminous, it would appear roughly six times larger than our moon. But at 2.5 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy is not as easily seen as the crescent in our sky—which is only 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers) from Earth.

“As a side note, its worth noting that the "size" of the Andromeda galaxy only really corresponds to that part of Andromeda that everyone is familiar with,” says McConnachie. “That part of Andromeda is most of the disk, which is where the overwhelming majority of the stars are located. However, if you include the much fainter outer parts of the galaxy, then the actual spatial extent of Andromeda is much, much, much larger.”

The full extent of Andromeda, according to McConnachie, is at least 20 degrees across, or the equivalent of more than 40 full moons!

nomar, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:21 (two years ago) link

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/12/brightest-ever-supernova-isnt-a-supernova-after-all/

...convinced the researchers that the bright flash was probably caused by a star being torn apart and spaghetti-fied.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:49 (two years ago) link

It's really hard to tell / define how big it really is because it is so big

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris#Controversy

― El Tomboto

it seems that UY Scuti might be a better contender for largest known star at this point

http://i.imgur.com/7aYbwwY.png

UY Scuti is a bright red supergiant and pulsating variable star in the constellation Scutum. It is a current and leading candidate for being the largest known star by radius and is also one of the most luminous of its kind.[citation needed] It has an estimated radius of 1,708 solar radii (1.188×109 kilometres; 7.94 astronomical units); thus a volume nearly 5 billion times that of the Sun. It is approximately 2.9 kiloparsecs (9,500 light-years) from Earth. If placed at the center of the Solar System, its photosphere would at least engulf the orbit of Jupiter.

nomar, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:20 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

they make good beer too

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 22:00 (two years ago) link

sorry didnt realise this was going down in caek's corner

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 22:01 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

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