Well, that's what the sun does.mastrulo wrote:Der APOD,
Do any submissions get vetted for accuracy?
How can "Halting its steady march toward southern declinations and begining its annual journey north"
Referring to the Sun as obseved from the Earth be permitted to go public?
I think these are fine pictures too! There are various levels of technical detail amongst the APODs. Carrying weeks of Messenger pictures would bore many people. I think the editors try to pick a wide variety of material to satisfy a wide variety of interests. If you are not satisfied here, and want more pure, detailed cutting-edge science, then visit other websites. NASA has great sites that you can get lost in. You can even participate in Kepler's planet hunting program!I am disappointed that it appears if the picture looks nice, doesn't matter what, how and why, lets post it.
Lately most APODs are just time lapse, looks nice and usually not much to do with Astronomy, OK the meteorites (if any lets after the fall), do apply to APOD, but for goodness sake, we have the absolutely marveouls mathematics and physics to get MESSENGER to be engaged (soon) in a stable and close orbit of Mercury, would that not be an excellent weeks' worth of APODs?
Why not? Developing early interest in astronmomy involves looking an the sun, moon and planets. It is likely that the APOD could prompt some interested, likely young, reader to ask why the sun does this. Learning comes from asking questions, and I see this APOD being a fine candidate for this.Instead we have because of the solstice the Earth orbit is now a South to North inclination?
How can this APOD be permitted? Why confuse the many that love Astronomy especially the youth, be told the Sun is now "Halting its steady march toward southern declinations and begining its annual journey north"??
I disagree. Sure, not every picture suits my interest either, but for what I believe the APOD is meant to accomplish, I think the editors are doing a fine job.Please, let's get back to reality, and some excellent material from NASA/ESA and many other sources, enough of time lapse and wonderful circular lines of the stars, perhaps ask those that love them to swing the camera on a string and we could have hundreds of 'scintillating' APODs.
Am I missing something??