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Postby harry » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:34 pm

Hello Astroton


Its easy to bring _ _ _ into the discussion.

But why would you?.

_ _ _ has his place.

My personal thoughts should never be shown here.

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Favourite APOD

Postby norfy » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:20 pm

Difficult choice - they all 'put us in our place' as dust motes in the grand scheme of things. However, I have to say that the April 17, 2006 http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060417.html has a particular attraction for me; as well as being a remarkable pic in its own right, the presence ( no, I am not yelling ufo!) of a bearded figure in the dust clouds is rather remarkable. The head is 60% from the left hand side and 75% up from the bottom, and the figure is reclining with its feet over to the lower right. The amazing feature is that the figure is robed and complete and is a remarkable likeness of a God as depicted in many religions.

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Postby astroton » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:38 am

Harry,

All theories are personal thoughts. If they get accepted by peers as explaining natural phenomena accurately than they become scientific theories. Once they have backing of experts, they become popular. A scientific theory can get replaced by better explaination. In this scenario what you have been expressing on this forum are after all your personal thoughts.
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Mercury

Postby astroton » Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:18 am

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Postby harry » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:51 am

Hello All

Astroton my personal thoughts yes. But! in the last post i was refering to GOD.

When we always speak on the above subjects its always our personal thoughts.

Hello Norfy nice one. The image does make your body tinkle a bit of something greater than us.
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Postby BMAONE23 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:17 pm

norfy,
Interestingly, looking at the spraying of stars within the area it almost looks like a new constellation as might be depicted by the greeks. A few stars falling in loose configuration surrounded by an interstellar gas cloud in the shape of a human form. Kinda makes you wonder if the greeks could see nebular gas clouds.

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Postby orin stepanek » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:17 am

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060710.html Another favorite! What can I say! Awesome 8)
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Favorite Image - TODAY!

Postby costnerfan » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:23 pm

First time posting for me, but I just had to say that today's image is my current favorite! It makes a WONDERFUL PC Desktop Wallpaper. Kudos to the TRACE people. Exquisitely beautiful image!


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

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Postby BMAONE23 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:45 am

fan,
I think it looks like an antimatter star or a dark energy mass.

really cool picture

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Postby orin stepanek » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:41 am

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010724.html

I had to put this one in. It's like a piece of art.
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Postby Wadsworth » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:59 am

Very nice one indeed Orin.

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Postby ckam » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:06 am

Since this thread is one of top-viewed, if not #1, I think it deserves to be sticked.

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Postby mybluecowboy » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:20 pm

I'm pretty new to all of this stuff and have been going through the APOD achives for a few weeks and reading all the discussions and I have to say that at least for now, my favorite picts are any having to do with Mars or Saturns moons. Too many to list and alot are already up.
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Postby BMAONE23 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:20 pm

welcome to the boards Cowboy

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a bit closer to home

Postby jmb » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:32 pm

How about this one: http://ciclops.org/view.php?id=1947

It was APOD on May 3rd.

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Postby Wadsworth » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:56 am

That is a beautiful pic of Saturn. I think it looks better with the rings positioned horizontally. Any insight in why APOD decided to position them vertically?

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Postby ckam » Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:29 am

yeah, and after you answer that, I'd like to know why they didn't put it under 45°

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Postby BMAONE23 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:32 pm

I don't know why myself but it does show off the equitorial bulge quite well. The linked view is oriented E-W and the bulge is less noticeable.
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Postby Angus McPresley » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:15 am

My faves... These are some of the most popular, but for a reason, I think.

The pillars, of course:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050424.html

The ever-fascinating "Earth at Night" shot:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040822.html

But what I always come back to is the Hubble Deep Field. Pondering this is the closest I come to having religion:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap980607.html

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Postby andyrint » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:03 pm

Has to be the Hubble Ultra Deep Field for me.
I downloaded the full size (150MB) tiff from NASA and zooming into that is one of my favorite ways of daydreaming :)

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Postby orin stepanek » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:07 pm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061004.html
This comet is truly beautiful; I think it belongs here.
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Postby Orca » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:35 pm

Yeah, SWAN sure is a gorgeous comet. Just think of the odds...that we happen to be the ones that see it's single pass?

8)

This is an all-time favorite of mine:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060806.html

I am not usually a fan of B&W because so often, the colors are so beautiful...but in this one, the stars just seem so vibrant...

Normally I am most fascinated by deep-sky pictures...nebulae, clusters, and galaxies...but I think it's good that APOD has amateur photos taken without instruments...after all, the beauty of the night sky seen through our naked eyes is what got many of us interested in the first place. We shouldn't forget to "just look up" now and then...

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Postby cosmo_uk » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:32 am

Excellent pic Orca, I was there a couple of weeks ago and seeing the southern sky for the first time made the long nights in the Blanco control room worthwhile

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Postby Orca » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:29 pm

Cool, cosmo...how bright did the magellanic clouds seem to your naked eye? I've always wondered about that...


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