Favorite APOD

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby bhrobards » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:41 am

Truly awesome!

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby tootsie » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:30 am

Aloha...this is my first post...I have clicked on APOD for many years and just found this forum...looking forward to reading your posts. I love Astronomy...ever since I was a kid, sleeping under the stars...living in the high Sierras I was at home looking up. I now live in Hawaii and have a full view of Mauna Kea from my chair. I work for one of the Telescopes so have so much excitement and fun with the discoveries and of course the wonderful people I work with...and of course this is one of my favs...........

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101205.html

PS....we are expecting snow on the mountain tonight...13,986ft...nice to go up and play in the snow in the morning and end the day swimming with the dolphins...and no, I am not a travel agent... :wink:

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Re: Favorite APOD

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby Leena n Dominic » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:22 am

Of all the awe-inspiring images posted on APOD, the one that really fascinates me is the images taken by the Cassini spacecraft during the mid-2010 Equinox where the details of the moons and rings of Saturn are shown, these images are so clear and detailed, they dont need any explanations too

one of them: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090427.html:P

and the other is our view of the Milky Way Galaxy as we see it edge-on with its satellite galaxies : http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100705.html
:P

I often wish all the images collected by the HST, probes like Voyager 1/2, Pioneer and rovers sent on Mars could all be accumulated and a 3-D movie was made for people , also something like a travel through various Nebulas, the Pillars of Creation.. WOW ! the list is endless :roll:

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made of sponge?

Postby Leena n Dominic » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:10 am


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M87

Postby Leena n Dominic » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:52 am

fascinating ....

also recently (JAn 2011) confirmed that a mammoth black hole does exists in the centre of M87 taht has the largest event horizon

hope to see a black hole in action....sooon :shock:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000706.html

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby jkeller21 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:10 am

This photo just shows how small we really are. Seeing all those stars without a telescope is amazing. All those little lights in the sky are never ending and each one can be millions of light years away. To grasp the magnitude of that concept seems unreal, but when you can see all of these stars by just walking outside during the night it reminds me of how real the universe actually is.

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby Sam » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:54 am

"No avian society ever develops space travel because it's impossible to focus on calculus when you could be outside flying." -Randall Munroe

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby owlice » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:59 am

Submitted Trifid Nebula image moved here.
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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby Beyond » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:16 am

owlice wrote:Submitted Trifid Nebula image moved here.

When i first clicked on the blue here i ended up between the ARP LOOP and the Running man Nebula and had to scroll down about 6 pictures, so i tried it again and ended up on the Trifid Nebula that cflores posted on 2/12/2011 8:46pm, which i assume is where i should have ended up the first time.
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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby APOD_admirer » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:56 am


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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby cond15 » Thu May 19, 2011 10:08 pm

Just wanted to say that I would really like to see a random page button on here so you can check out all kinds of amazing pictures. Just, when you click it it would take you to a post they've had in the past. As to my favorite, I have to say the canary islands video a few days ago blew me away. Just wow! My mouth literally dropped open a few times :o Keep it up nasa!

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby Doc Cherokee » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:12 am

Every day, is usually an extraordinary adventure in the links that my 'daily fav', inspires. But today's ISS pic of Atlantis re-entry, is my favorite shuttle shot of the whole project. Also, my fav ISS/pov, all time. What a way to go. The end of a wondrous era that thanks to NASA, et al, has produced such pics to inspire us to look up. As a homebound senior, 1st time mac/internet user (when I can afford it), I'm very thankful.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110801.html
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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby keitha0000 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:55 pm

APOD_admirer wrote:Eta Carinae is my favorite APOD entry:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080617.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eta_Carinae

APOD_admirer


I have to agree on this one...

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby TNT » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:33 pm

My favorite APOD would be the one titled "A Summer Night's Dream". :)

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby neptunium » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:48 pm

Count me in with the scavenger hunt one, the APOD before its fifteenth (I think) anniversary!

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Re: Favorite APOD

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Re: made of sponge?

Postby Rouzbeh » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:16 pm

Leena n Dominic wrote:Check this out

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090118.html


That is spooky!

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby Rouzbeh » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:17 pm

ricardelico wrote:Today's! Image

"My Extended Arms Welcome Your Visit to Planet Earth!


Haha :D

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Postby Rouzbeh » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:19 pm

Al D Baran wrote:The HUDF has to be one of my favorites just because it is a tiny section space and it holds so many galaxies. This picture is worth more than a thousand words, and brings about so many unanswered questions. It's simply amazing. I am awestruck everytime I look at it.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040309.html


I wonder how much that picture cost?

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Postby Rouzbeh » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:21 pm

Orca wrote:The Andromeda galaxy is certainly photogenic...always been one of my favorites!


This is a good example of Andromeda

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Postby Rouzbeh » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:23 pm

Dezama wrote:http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060417.html

Look closely and you can see Jerry Garcia floating ephemerally there about 3/4 of the way up an just to the right of center.


That is quite a deep image. I too want to try a similar project.

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Re: Re:

Postby keitha0000 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:58 pm

Rouzbeh wrote:
Orca wrote:The Andromeda galaxy is certainly photogenic...always been one of my favorites!


This is a good example of Andromeda


Hmmmm, this too, is a fave of mine.
Had a giant poster of it in my room when I was a teenager.
Spent much time staring at it in wonderment...

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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby orin stepanek » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:03 pm

owlice wrote:Submitted Trifid Nebula image moved here.

Your link says it does not exist!
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Re: Favorite APOD

Postby owlice » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:55 pm

Well, it doesn't exist now, but it did exist then! :-D

(It's likely this one.)
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