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Absolutely gorgeous photo of Comet ISON by Waldemar Skorupa (Kahler Asten, Germany)
You should spend the first part of Thanksgiving today watching the comet pass the sun live here!!!
Saturn: Lord of the Rings
The Top 10 Images From The Cassini Probe
With the highly anticipated release of NASA’s latest image of Saturn, here’s a collection of our favorite images of the Ring World from the Cassini spacecraft.
Image Sources (In Order)
The Day The Earth Smiled: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20131112/
In Saturn’s Shadow: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08329
A Splendor Seldom Seen: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4703
Neon Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=2625
Infrared Scan Of Saturn And Its Rings: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4898
Saturn … Four Years On: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA11141
High Above Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4899
Catching Its Tail: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4329
Colorful Colossuses And Changing Hues: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4631
Storm Tail In False Color: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4410
I know its too late but late is better than never. Enjoy the great age of Science and Astronomy!
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If you haven’t heard of Comet ISON yet, do some research. Our view of the comet from Earth was blocked by the sun from June through early August due to our orbit, but we’ve recently been able to have a direct line of sight again and we now have a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope.
The official released image is the second one from the Hubble site (linked above), I’ve then noted where the top image would fit into the bottom image. However, the top image is from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a joint project of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF), and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC).
You can access the interactive image here. Zoom out or drag the image down to get to the comet, then by darkening the image (button in top left) you will eventually reveal this odd, symmetric three object shot of the “comet.”
This is strange. Why would NASA & the Hubble site release the bottom image and not discuss the bizarre reality of what lies within it? If the top image represents some natural phenomenon, then why isn’t it being discussed? Also, what are the chances that a natural phenomenon could produce this symmetric pattern that in no way whatsoever resembles any idea of what a comet should look like?
Bitches don’t know ‘bout my space program
This man is so supremely badass, you don’t even KNOW!
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Ok, so the reality of Earth’s orbit around the sun is WAY more complex than I ever knew!!!
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Trailer for amazing IMAX film showcasing the glorious photography from the Cassini missions to Saturn. Absolutely stunning!
This is the Moon.
But imagine for a second that the Moon switched places with other planets. This is what you would see (subject to staying alive, of course):
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If you live in a cave… that’d be pretty sweet! But, you probably would not yet have heard about Comet ISON. It’s headed towards the sun at 47,000 mph and should be brightest to those of us on Earth by late November with the comet passing within 730,000 miles of the sun’s surface on November 28th. It has the potential to be brighter than the full moon, which will potentially make it the astronomical event of our generation.
The comet passed Jupiter’s orbit in early April and is currently estimated to have a core around 3-4 miles in diameter with a debris field, or “coma”, approximately 3,100 miles across, or 1.2 times the width of Australia. A dust tail extends more than 57,000 miles.
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