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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Wed May 18, 2016 1:13 pm
Posted by Ferocious Aardvark on Wed May 18, 2016 1:13 pm
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In the most mindblowing bit of astronomical information I've chanced on for a long time, it turns out that the Milky Way has literally hundreds of previously unknown nearby galaxies, that have never been seen before, simply due to being hidden by the Milky Way.

This is an artists's impression, but the positions of the galaxies and their relative shapes and sizes are represented accurately:

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The Parkes radio telescope in Aus studied the nearby galaxies. It looked at a total of 883 galaxies, and of which, one third have never been seen before.

As one of the astronomers put it:
"An average galaxy contains 100 billion stars, so finding hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way points to a lot of mass we didn't know about until now."

These galaxies are in the direction of the so-called "Zone of Avoidance, basically directly the other side of the centre of the galaxy from us, and are so hard to see as we have to detect radiation that has managed to get through the entire Milky Way, which is not a lot.

The full article is here.
At the end of the article is a good animation illustrating where these galaxies are in relation to us.
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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Mon May 30, 2016 1:01 pm
Posted by Ferocious Aardvark on Mon May 30, 2016 1:01 pm
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As Mars moves closer, here's a great shot of Vallis Marineris, Mars' Grand Canyon on steroids

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This evening, Mars will be as close as it has been since 2005, and here's a handy viewing guide and link, but if you have a clear view south, you'll easily see both Saturn and Mars.
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https://astronomynow.com/2016/05/29/see ... pposition/

11pm to midnight is a good time, and a bonus treat is a pass of the International Space Station (ISS) - this will rise in the West and glide by Jupiter, before rising high in the South, it will be exceptionally high and bright and right above Mars at around 00:08, and will then slowly fade as it glides away and disappears in the East around 00:13

Viewing chart

If you're still up, the ISS will be back round at about 01:44
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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:37 pm
Posted by TheButcher on Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:37 pm
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The Juno mission is entering the crucial stages this week, and it's worth looking at their website for some great features.

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/

A great feature is going to be the Junocam where everyone can get actively involved in the mission. You can upload your own images of Jupiter to help mission planners, vote on points of interest to point the spacecraft at for imaging, and download the Raw images straight to your PC.

It's going to be great.
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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:46 pm
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TheButcher wrote:
The Juno mission is entering the crucial stages this week, and it's worth looking at their website for some great features.

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/

A great feature is going to be the Junocam where everyone can get actively involved in the mission. You can upload your own images of Jupiter to help mission planners, vote on points of interest to point the spacecraft at for imaging, and download the Raw images straight to your PC.

It's going to be great.



Its all a big fake story because as you well know, the earth is flat. :ROCKS:
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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:59 pm
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TheButcher wrote:
The Juno mission is entering the crucial stages this week, and it's worth looking at their website for some great features.

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/

A great feature is going to be the Junocam where everyone can get actively involved in the mission. You can upload your own images of Jupiter to help mission planners, vote on points of interest to point the spacecraft at for imaging, and download the Raw images straight to your PC.

It's going to be great.


Don't be silly man , any images will be the creation of CIA , protecting us from viewing the combined US/Nazi base already there , it's the main drop off for the long range trips to Alpha Centauri
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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:30 am
Posted by TheButcher on Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:30 am
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You got me fellas.

It's all an intricate web of lies and deceit devised by masonic satanists who have created the most convoluted, ridiculously impossible charade of all time.

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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:53 pm
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Two great images from space this week -

Amazing image of the aurora at Jupiter's south pole, taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft from just 2,600 miles above.

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http://www.space.com/33957-jupiter-north-pole-southern-auroras-first-photos.html

And secondly, the search for the lost comet lander, Philae, is finally over

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37276221


And last but by no means least, Asteroid 17473 (1991 FM3) is now, officially, Asteroid Freddiemercury
:ROCKS:

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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:16 pm
Posted by TheButcher on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:16 pm
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Dunes on the surface of Titan:


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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:53 pm
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I just wanted to share the best image I have seen of the Supermoon earlier in the week, by a guy who planned it so well, he got a composite image of the ISS passing across. Pure class

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Re: The Astronomy Thread
Post Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:04 pm
Posted by MattyB on Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:04 pm
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Ferocious Aardvark wrote:
I just wanted to share the best image I have seen of the Supermoon earlier in the week, by a guy who planned it so well, he got a composite image of the ISS passing across. Pure class

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Looks like a poster for the forthcoming 'Rogue One' movie.

That's not a moon........
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