Favorite APOD

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Favorite APOD

Postby Sowndbyte » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:25 pm

just thought I would start a post about the subject.

This Photo says a lot to me,including the dreams of Man to reach and understand the Stars,and Universe we live in.
Grounded on Earth by the very Physical forces which exist throughout the Universe we nonetheless reach as far as we can using the power of
Light
my favorite
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021109.html

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Postby FieryIce » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:22 pm

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Postby S. Bilderback » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:22 pm

Sorry, I can't pick one -its like trying to pick your favorite child. So many of these picts are History-in-the-Making. Never before has the public had such fast access to new discoveries.

My favorite sources:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassi ... index.html
http://hubble.nasa.gov/index.php
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
http://lava.nationalgeographic.com/cgi- ... rchive.cgi

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Postby FieryIce » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:53 am

OH! I thought Sowndbyte meant APOD but.....

Science Officer Don Pettit has some priceless articles from the ISS, my favorite if I had to pick would be his growing plants in his underwear.
Don Pettit, Space Chronicles
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Postby makc » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:17 am

How about this?

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Postby FieryIce » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:05 am

No no makc, this one is much more significant from a bomb damage assessment perspective.

Ganymede: Torn Comet - Crater Chain

Better yet makc, Mysterious Features on Ganymede
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Postby orin stepanek » Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:00 pm

My favorite is spiral galaxy NGC 1350. I think it is an awesome sight.
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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby Orca » Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:14 pm

Sowndbyte wrote:just thought I would start a post about the subject.

This Photo says a lot to me,including the dreams of Man to reach and understand the Stars,and Universe we live in.
Grounded on Earth by the very Physical forces which exist throughout the Universe we nonetheless reach as far as we can using the power of
Light
my favorite
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021109.html


That was always one of my favorites too!! A striking image for sure. I like it because while black and white images usually seem to have less flare for astronomy, in this one the shimmer of the stars seems to be brought out even more.

makc wrote:How about this?


Let me guess: it is your fav because it disproves all that "face on Mars" crap? :roll:


This is one of my favorites, the Pleiades star cluster.

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Postby BMAONE23 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:13 pm

Fickle though it may seem, my favorite APOD is usually the next one I see. They all are ususaly so interesting.

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Postby craterchains » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:09 pm

My favorite APOD
Mars, Then and Now.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap031112.html

And this one of Europa.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000825.html

Norval :D
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Postby Orca » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:27 am

Some more of Orca's Favorites:

The great Andromeda Galaxy..


The Horsehead Nebula..

The Trifid Nebula, here and here..

And let's not forget Saturn, my favorite target in the night sky..

Hmm I think I could do this all night... :P 8) :lol:

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Postby craterchains » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:43 pm

And this one of Europa.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000825.html

Has any one else done a "photo stitch" on that line to see what it comes togeather as?

Yep, a crater chain. :wink:

EDITED TO ADD
Hey makc, hope yah catch this.
Read what is wrote at the JPL place,
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bi ... l?PIA02960

Using the raw image files they can do wonders.
We get to see just a couple renditions of it.
There are several interesting features, especially along that "data drop out" line on the left. :shock:

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Postby makc » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:03 pm

couldn't be. we can see smaller craters there, why wouldn't optic resolve chains? also, "chains" shadow seem to be in other direction, or else those small features ain't craters.

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My favorite APOD

Postby jimmycrackcorn90745 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:25 pm

I need to visit this place one day.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040524.html

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Postby craterchains » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:16 pm

Jimmy,
Yes a truly fascinating Island there. :D

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Postby orin stepanek » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:17 pm

NGC 7635 is a favorite. The Bubble Nebula is very neat. I always look forward to the next APOD. There is always new wonders being shown. Thanks Makc.
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Postby craterchains » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:57 am

"It's not what you know, or don't know, but what you know that isn't so that will hurt you." Will Rodgers 1938

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Postby orin stepanek » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:17 pm

Dusty NGC 1333; I have to add this to my favorites.
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Postby Empeda2 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:13 pm

It is now!
The Artist Formerly Known as Empeda

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Postby BMAONE23 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:43 pm

Thanks Empeda. Funny how the great ones always seem to wind up on APOD!!!!!!

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Postby FieryIce » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:25 am

Aww January 30, 1995 is kewl, just image an asteroid with a moon.
An asteroid with a moon!
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