space is dope imo

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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 (six years ago) link

space is dope imo

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

two years pass...

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

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

dude space is the fuckin best

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

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

space is deep imo

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

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

two months pass...

they make good beer too

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

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

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

one year passes...
one year passes...

See the Sun like never before! @NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope produces first detailed images of the sun’s surface. https://t.co/c3SPB6gg8w #SolarVision2020

📷: @NatSolarObs/ @AURADC/ NSF pic.twitter.com/1GP2rwkVG0

— National Science Foundation (@NSF) January 29, 2020

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 30 January 2020 02:34 (four months ago) link

dang

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:02 (four months ago) link

i was looking into this (no pun intended) last night, and couldn't manage to find the most important detail that every account has left out.

what is the scale of this image? is that hundred of miles wide or like a square foot? i seriously have no idea

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:20 (four months ago) link

oh wait, here we go:


The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has produced the highest resolution image of the sun's surface ever taken. In this picture, taken at 789 nanometers (nm), we can see features as small as 30km (18 miles) in size for the first time ever. The image shows a pattern of turbulent, “boiling” gas that covers the entire sun. The cell-like structures -- each about the size of Texas -- are the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the sun to its surface. Hot solar material (plasma) rises in the bright centers of “cells,” cools off and then sinks below the surface in dark lanes in a process known as convection. In these dark lanes we can also see the tiny, bright markers of magnetic fields. Never before seen to this clarity, these bright specks are thought to channel energy up into the outer layers of the solar atmosphere called the corona. These bright spots may be at the core of why the solar corona is more than a million degrees.

...

The NSF's Inouye Solar Telescope images the sun in more detail than we’ve ever seen before. The telescope can image a region of the sun 38,000km wide. Close up, these images show large cell-like structures hundreds of kilometers across and, for the first time, the smallest features ever seen on the solar surface, some as small as 30km. Background image: NSO Integrated Synoptic Program/GONG


https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_images.jsp?cntn_id=299908&org=NSF

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:22 (four months ago) link

I heard “as big as France” - is Texas really as big as France??

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:29 (four months ago) link

a little bigger, actually! honestly i was surprised france was as big as texas (almost)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:44 (four months ago) link

that seems insane to me. I guess because most of Texas is basically unvisitable lol

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 30 January 2020 21:16 (four months ago) link

the sun on the other hand

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 06:13 (four months ago) link

pretty big. I've seen bigger.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Friday, 31 January 2020 08:52 (four months ago) link

space is the size of about 5 to 10 states of texas

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 15:53 (four months ago) link

citation required

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 15:56 (four months ago) link

common sense and some research skills, that's all

https://i.imgur.com/X4RY9QH.jpg

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:02 (four months ago) link

you recognize those constellations, don't you? that's texas

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:03 (four months ago) link

now we can gerrymander the entire multiverse

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:16 (four months ago) link

there are going to some sliiiiiiight changes to the galactic trade federation's district lines this year guys. earth is no longer in the same district as the rest of the solar system. the district covering earth also goes through a wormhole and connects to a much larger district in a different dimension. turns out that they are actually really really anti-earth, too, so you're going to have to work across the aisle with your representation. thanks!

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:18 (four months ago) link

lol

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

earth voters are more than welcome to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming elections, especially since so many of the proposed measures involve destroying the earth, and how to distribute the earth's remaining consumer goods among the rest of the galaxy. however please note that all voting locations are in the other dimension, and remember to bring your new multidimension ID card (only available in other dimension, and you need it to get to the other dimension). thanks!

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:20 (four months ago) link

gotta drill for quarks

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:36 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/tYEVP6D.jpg
burn baby burn! burn baby burn!

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:39 (four months ago) link

alright guys enough already!! *pumps mossberg 12 gauge*

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:43 (four months ago) link

i'm sorry, i just galactic politics. as a peace offering, i really like this underrated twitter account

...el canal azul está muy cortado que conste... no es color "natural"

ASTEROID #BENNU🔘 #OSIRIS-REx🛰️ MISSION
Instrument OCAMS W+V+B filters
TARGET = BENNU
Distance 2.4 km
Detailed Survey Mission Phasehttps://t.co/LD6RPmiWoV

NASA/Goddard/UoA/j.Roger pic.twitter.com/iiNTVSQ2Jq

— landru79 (@landru79) January 28, 2020

this person digs through publicly released space imagery as it comes out and makes little animations to connect together the different stills in a visualizing pleasing way (this is something i always thought someone should do at NASA, in house)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:51 (four months ago) link


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