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From Russia With Love: A Singularly Stunning Image of Earth
Universe Today | Jason Major | 2012 May 11

Elektro-L: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/elektro.html
Animated gif (huge): http://www.ntsomz.ru/img/electro_071011.gif

Image credit: Russian Federal Space Agency / Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTS OMZ)
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What does it feel like to orbit planet Earth?

A timelapse of Planet Earth from Electro-L, a geostationary satellite orbiting 40000km above the Earth. The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with four visible and infrared light wavelengths. The infrared light appears green in these images, and shows vegetation. The images are the largest whole disk images of our planet, the resolution is 1 kilometer per pixel. The images are "masked" by a circular barrier that blocks out the light of the Sun and other stars. This is to prevent damage to the camera by exposure to direct sunlight. City lights are not visible because they are thousands of times less bright than the reflection of sunlight off the Earth. The images have been interpolated (blended) to create a smooth animation.

Images Copyright NTs OMZ. Videos Copyright James Drake

See more Electro-L movies and full-size images at http://Planet--Earth.ca/

The archive of full resolution unprocessed images is available on the NTsOMZ website;
You will have to download them via FTP. http://eng.ntsomz.ru/electro/source_images

Stunning Timelapse of Planet Earth from Elektro-L
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2012 May 17
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Re: Found Images: 2012 May

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What does it feel like to orbit planet Earth?
This is Gaia.
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Post by owlice » Fri May 18, 2012 2:28 pm

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA15658
NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
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"A supercomputer model of a rapidly-spinning, core-collapse supernova." http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/sc ... an_nustar/

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Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944)
http://www.pbase.com/gailmarc/image/122872808
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Leaves as Pinhole Cameras
http://michaelscomments.wordpress.com/2 ... pse-photo/
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Post by RJN » Mon May 21, 2012 2:37 pm

Eclipse
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Note: This is art and NOT an image of the 2012 May 20 eclipse from orbit
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Sh2-240
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Post by bystander » Wed May 23, 2012 12:15 am

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Cassini: Eight Years Around Saturn
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Video Animation: Nahum Mendez Chazarra
Music: Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Saturn makes its own drama (with a little help)
Planetary Society | Emily Lakdawalla | 2012 May 22
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Post by geckzilla » Wed May 23, 2012 2:55 am

Wow... that Cassini video must have taken a LOT of work to put together.
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Sailboat Cluster (NGC 225) and vdB4
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CICLOPS: Maps of Dione - December 2011

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Map of Dione - December 2011
Dione Polar Maps - December 2011

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Released: May 23, 2012 (CICLOPS)
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Post by bystander » Thu May 24, 2012 1:47 am

The Zen of the Sun
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2012 May 23
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Incandescent Sun

This video takes SDO images and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible. While there is no scientific value to this processing, it does result in a beautiful, new way of looking at the sun. The original frames are in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet. This wavelength shows plasma in the solar atmosphere, called the corona, that is around 600,000 Kelvin. The loops represent plasma held in place by magnetic fields. They are concentrated in "active regions" where the magnetic fields are the strongest. These active regions usually appear in visible light as sunspots. The events in this video represent 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

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Post by peterlin2008 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:19 pm

two new moon , one is new moon , another is Venus ...
Over Mak 9cm telescope + Eos 500d , 18mm + 500*2 , I get two new moon picture


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How big would the Sun look on other planets?
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Post by starsurfer » Fri May 25, 2012 9:00 am

Inkspot Nebula (B86) and NGC 6520
http://aftar.uaa.alaska.edu/gallery/det ... 279&type=#
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Post by Yetikiller » Fri May 25, 2012 3:37 pm

Pretty cool shot of the Dragon capsule grabbed by the ISS. This was on the SpaceX Facebook page, Seems to be a NASA photo though.


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Post by RJN » Sat May 26, 2012 2:11 pm

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Sentinels of the Arctic
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