APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 26)

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APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 26)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:05 am

Image The Milky Way over the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations

Explanation: You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these ancient 40-meter high pillars formed is yet unknown. The persistent photographer of this featured image battled rough terrain and uncooperative weather to capture these rugged stone towers in winter at night, being finally successful in February of last year. Utilizing the camera's time delay feature, the photographer holds a flashlight in the foreground near one of the snow-covered pillars. High above, millions of stars shine down, while the band of our Milky Way Galaxy crosses diagonally down from the upper left.

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by John Severinghaus » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:58 am

Today's APOD about tall stone columns called Sever Strong Men.. suggests the tufa columns in Mono Lake California, formed under water when a spring of limestone loaded water comes from the ground into a very alkaline lake.
Was this area ever under an alkaline lake like the tufa?

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by Markus Schwarz » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:04 am

This APOD looks like a scene right out of a science fiction movie. Great image!

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by David J Wilson » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:13 am

High above, millions of stars shine down ....
I don't think so.

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by Ann » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:41 am

David J Wilson wrote:
High above, millions of stars shine down ....
I don't think so.
Oh sure. You just can't see millions of them with your naked eye.

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:50 pm

Fascinating...and kudos to the intrepid photographer... :mrgreen:

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:56 pm

John Severinghaus wrote:Today's APOD about tall stone columns called Sever Strong Men.. suggests the tufa columns in Mono Lake California, formed under water when a spring of limestone loaded water comes from the ground into a very alkaline lake.
Was this area ever under an alkaline lake like the tufa?

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Wikipedia says they were formed by weathering conditions...ice and wind...

After watching the video under "Rough Terrain" in the description....it was not in or near a lake...

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:26 pm

Ann wrote:
David J Wilson wrote:
High above, millions of stars shine down ....
I don't think so.
Oh sure. You just can't see millions of them with your naked eye.

Ann
See them, yes. Distinguish each individual? No. Photons from each star must be arriving at one's retina in order to see the Milky Way. Same with Andromeda. I suppose we can see billions of stars in the same way we can see trillions of atoms in the objects around us. Can I see any atoms? Hmm.
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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by nigel » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:48 pm

John Severinghaus wrote:Today's APOD about tall stone columns called Sever Strong Men.. suggests the tufa columns in Mono Lake California, formed under water when a spring of limestone loaded water comes from the ground into a very alkaline lake.
Was this area ever under an alkaline lake like the tufa?

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No, apparently these are the product of differential erosion of schist (a metamorphic rock).

http://www.rgo.ru/en/photo/manpupuner-rock-formations

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by hoohaw » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:05 pm

Oh, heck, I WILL complain, that big thing, whatever it is, is blocking my view of Cygnus!

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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:05 pm

nigel wrote:
John Severinghaus wrote:Today's APOD about tall stone columns called Sever Strong Men.. suggests the tufa columns in Mono Lake California, formed under water when a spring of limestone loaded water comes from the ground into a very alkaline lake.
Was this area ever under an alkaline lake like the tufa?

jwseps@comcast.net
No, apparently these are the product of differential erosion of schist (a metamorphic rock).

http://www.rgo.ru/en/photo/manpupuner-rock-formations
Then these may be AKA : The Seven Schisters :lol2:
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Re: APOD: The Milky Way over the Seven Strong... (2015 Jan 2

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:11 am

Ron-Astro Pharmacist wrote:
Then these may be AKA : The Seven Schisters :lol2:
:lol2: :clap:

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