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  • Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     OP - April 04, 2012, 02:37 AM

    Thought this place needs a thread dedicated to only PICTURES, images, photos and videos containing such imagery of objects in space, everything from nebulae, galaxies, stars, and Earth as seen from outside.

    Please keep off-topic or long discussions to a minimum. Share a space/astronomy picture in every post. If the image is too high-res, link to it so we can see it in high res too.

    Also, as much as possible, please remember to GIVE CREDIT to the source where you got the photo and/or its creator.

    Some places to find space/astronomy pics:
    http://hubblesite.org/gallery
    http://www.spacepictures.org
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html
    http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov
    http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/photo_gallery
    http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery
    http://www.telescopes.cc


    (Share others you know of and I'll add to the list above)


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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #1 - April 04, 2012, 02:38 AM



    Pelican Nebula
    The Pelican Nebula is in the Cygnus constellation in an area of space commonly associated with the North America Nebula. It is so named because the top, from our perspective, resembles the head of a pelican bird.

    Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #2 - April 04, 2012, 02:43 AM


    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #3 - April 04, 2012, 02:58 AM

    source for these aurora pics

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #4 - April 04, 2012, 03:10 AM

    The Pinwheel Galaxy - M33 - Photograph by Matthew T. Russell

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #5 - April 04, 2012, 03:12 AM

     jawdrop I love these.


    Andromeda Galaxy [NASA]


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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #6 - April 04, 2012, 03:16 AM

    Messier 13
    Messier Object 13 (also known as the Hercules Globular Cluster, M13, or NGC 6205) is a globular cluster in the Hercules constellation. With an apparent magnitude of 5.8, it is barely visible with the naked eye on a very clear night. Its real diameter is about 165 light years, and is composed of several hundred thousands of stars. It is almost 35,000 light-years away from Earth.

    Image by Robert J. Vanderbei using a 10" Ritchey-Chretien telescope and a Starlight Express SXV-H9 CCD camera.

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #7 - April 04, 2012, 03:21 AM

    jawdrop I love these.


    Andromeda Galaxy [NASA]

    (Clicky for piccy!)


    Nice Afro Totally jaw-dropping stuff, yeah.



    below:
    Antennae Galaxies
    The Antennae Galaxies (also Ringtail Galaxy, Caldwell 60, or just Antennae) are a pair of galaxies (NGC 4038 + NGC 4039) in the process of a violent collision 90 million light years away in the constellation Corvus.

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #8 - April 04, 2012, 03:28 AM

    Lagoon Nebula
    The Lagoon Nebula (also known as M8 and NGC 6523) is a giant 50-light-year-wide interstellar cloud in H II region, in the Sagittarius constellation, being illuminated by newborn stars within. At an estimated distance of 5,200 light-years, the Lagoon is one of only two star-forming nebulas faintly visible to the naked eye from mid-northern latitudes.
    This image by Richard Crisp

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #9 - April 04, 2012, 04:14 AM

    If your 'first' ancestor began when the birth of the earth, and ideally lived to 100 Tongue you would be the 45,000,000th x great(?) grandchild Tongue

    250,000 since the first human ancestor began... :/ I think thats right, from 25mil...hmm

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #10 - April 04, 2012, 03:01 PM

    Stardust, want to add an astronomy/space pic above? ^







    ^That's the spaceship Atlantis in front of the Sun.

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #11 - April 04, 2012, 03:02 PM



    Great idea for a thread.

    This kind of stuff blows my mind.

    Flying around the earth as seen from the International Space Station:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0fTKAqZ5g&feature=player_embedded

    Quote
    Inspired by a version of the opening sequence of this clip called 'What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?', I tracked down the original time-lapse sequence taken on the International Space Station (ISS) via NASA, found some additional ones there, including the spectacular Aurora Australis sequences, and set it to a soundtrack that almost matches the awe and wonder I feel when I see our home from above.



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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #12 - April 04, 2012, 03:04 PM

    Stardust, want to add an astronomy/space pic above? ^


    (Clicky for piccy!)

    That's the spaceship Atlantis in front of the Sun.


    Sorry didn't read the title properly Tongue

    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

    'Life is just the extreme expression of complex chemistry' - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #13 - April 04, 2012, 03:10 PM

    No problem Smiley

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #14 - April 04, 2012, 03:24 PM

    These are images of Enceladus, moon of Saturn captured by Cassini. It won't let me attach a picture from my comp, says files too big, grr lol, net pictures will do then. Tried resizing the picture, still too big.

    Wiki says:

    Quote
    Enceladus is one of only three outer Solar System bodies (along with Jupiter's moon Io and Neptune's moon Triton) where active eruptions have been observed. Analysis of the outgassing suggests that it originates from a body of sub-surface liquid water, which along with the unique chemistry found in the plume, has fueled speculations that Enceladus may be important in the study of astrobiology.[14] The discovery of the plume has added further weight to the argument that material released from Enceladus is the source of the E ring.
    In May 2011 NASA scientists at an Enceladus Focus Group Conference reported that Enceladus "is emerging as the most habitable spot beyond Earth in the Solar System for life as we know it"









    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

    'Life is just the extreme expression of complex chemistry' - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #15 - April 04, 2012, 03:29 PM

    LOVE THIS THREAD!

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #16 - April 04, 2012, 03:31 PM

    Something I compiled a couple of years ago. Images from a book I have. Lol, you can see the camera reflections on some of the pics, still, was a good background image for a while .... Trying to make excuses for it. Whatever it may be crappy but I enjoyed it.

    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

    'Life is just the extreme expression of complex chemistry' - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #17 - April 04, 2012, 03:36 PM

    Something I compiled a couple of years ago. Images from a book I have. Lol, you can see the camera reflections on some of the pics. Still, was good for a background image for a while Smiley


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    You have stunning interests and educational background Star Dust...

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #18 - April 04, 2012, 03:37 PM

    *gasps* dustie, thats awesome.. especially the one called "neat" lol.
    wow!

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #19 - April 04, 2012, 04:26 PM

    WHO ARE YOU???   WHO ARE YOU???   WHO ARE YOU???  WHO ARE YOU??? ..

    You have stunning interests and educational background Star Dust...


    I come in peace  Tongue

    *gasps* dustie, thats awesome.. especially the one called "neat" lol.
    wow!


    Thanks! Glad you like it. I used to be more into astronomy and cosmology back then than I am nowadays.

    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

    'Life is just the extreme expression of complex chemistry' - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #20 - April 04, 2012, 04:52 PM




    Pandora, fifth moon of the gas giant Polyphemus, Alpha Centauri system


    "we can smell traitors and country haters"


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    Love is Blind. Stevie Wonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God.

  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #21 - April 04, 2012, 04:55 PM

    (Clicky for piccy!)

    Pandora, fifth moon of the gas giant Polyphemus, Alpha Centauri system



      hmm billy would you like to live there??  The Pandora    ..lol..

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    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #22 - April 07, 2012, 02:33 PM

    Now, I am not really a fan of posting "pretty pictures" of astronomy, it doesn't do them justice to be seen as just pretty pictures. Well, I'll post some that I find interesting. Someone has posted pictures of the Andromeda galaxy in visible light, I'll post it again just as a reference for this series. The images aren't oriented and aligned properly, sorry about that.

    If we were to look at Andromeda it would look something like this.



    It's a great example of a spiral galaxy, this particular one is headed our way at 300 kilometres per second. Tongue


    Click for the high-res picture

    This is the same galaxy, the only difference now is that we're looking it infrared, thanks to the Spitzer  Space Telescope. We can see straight past through the dust that blocks our view in the visible spectrum. This image is quite peculiar, what we're looking at clusters of gas and dust.


    Click to see in high-res...it's worth it.

    This picture comes from the Swift telescope which looks out for gamma-ray bursts. This picture is taken in ultraviolet light, this kind of light comes from very hot gas and new born massive stars. It's quite a different view than IR.


    You know the deal. Tongue

    This picture is a composite image, the blue light in this image is in the x-ray spectrum and the orange light is in far infrared. Amazingly hot material, material falling into black holes and material around neutron stars get really hot and emit x-rays. Really cold dust in the spiral arms, which is carved out beautifully, glows in far IR.



    This final image is just eye candy, it's a favourite of mine. It was taken by the WISE, this image is in different wavelengths of IR light. Star forming regions in this image are coloured pinkish, the orange stuff is cold dust and the blue colour comes from old stars, they aren't resolved in this image that's why it appears to be a blue haze.

    So, there we have it, lots interesting images of just one galaxy, they're all beautiful and each sheds a different light on our galactic neighbour and helps us understand it a bit better.
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #23 - April 10, 2012, 01:07 AM

    @CRB awesome post man, The information along the pictures is priceless  grin12




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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #24 - April 13, 2012, 05:54 PM

    These two images are nothing alike, but they're my all time favourites.


    First up we have the amazing Stephan's quintet. It's named after Édouard Stephan who discovered these galaxies in 1877. In the foreground, the blueish galaxy is just 40 million light years away, and in the background we have an incredible group of four interacting galaxies they're about 300 milliom ly away. This was one of the first of objects Hubble looked at after getting a brand new WFC camera back in 2009, and you can see why.




    This is a picture of our planet, it's a scenic sunset seen from the ISS.



    Click to see in high-res, it's worth it.  Smiley
  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #25 - April 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

    Cool pics, GRB. Afro

    Here are some cool pics of the Earth from the International Space Station:

    Andre Kuipers, space station astronaut, sends pictures to Earth via Twitter

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #26 - April 13, 2012, 10:38 PM

    Great pics, GRB. Yeah high res definitely worth it. And ateapotist, those are amazing shots.

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #27 - April 13, 2012, 11:36 PM

    Great shots there, teapot. I love to see the Earth at night from space. We look like colonies of bacteria growing on a giant petri dish.



    I just love this image so much. It shows the Shuttle Endeavour approaching the ISS while the sunsets in the background.

  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #28 - April 13, 2012, 11:43 PM

    These are images of Enceladus, moon of Saturn captured by Cassini. It won't let me attach a picture from my comp, says files too big, grr lol, net pictures will do then. Tried resizing the picture, still too big.

    Wiki says:


    (Clicky for piccy!)



    (Clicky for piccy!)


    I love enchiladas. yes



    This one from the Andre Kuipers shots really makes it obvious how thin our atmosphere actually is.

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  • Re: Astronomy ~ Images from Space (Pictures only)
     Reply #29 - May 24, 2012, 12:07 PM



    Source

    Quote
    Processed Solar Dynamics Observatory images in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet show plasma in the solar atmosphere, called the corona.


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