APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

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APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby APOD Robot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:06 am

Image Moon or Frying Pan

Explanation: Which is which? Of the two images shown above, one is a moon in our Solar System, while the other is the bottom of frying pan. We are not making this up -- can you tell a pan from a planetoid? Think you got it? To find the answer click here. OK, but there are more! That's right: you, your family, friends, neighbors, and local elected officials can all play "Moon or Frying Pan" with these other image pairs, too. As everyone knows, the fundamental underlying reason why moons and frying pans appear similar is -- OK, we at APOD aren't sure either. And if you've been fooled, don't fret -- just remember that it's OK because today is April Fool's Day.

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Mactavish » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:36 am

Me wife hit me head with one o’ these. Ain’t been been the same since! But sure saw a lot of stars. . . billions and billions.

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Beyond » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:42 am

If this becomes a tradition, I'm glad we will only get 'mooned', once a year. :yes: I got 'fooled' on #5, but on #7 i recognized the orange and picked the alternative answer, which of course, is wrong also. :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Boomer12k » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:51 am

Moons and frying pans are similar in appearance, because they both have a CRUST...This fry pan had a really baked-on one it appears.

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Boomer12k » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:58 am

And if you are Korean, Number 7 is Sun Young Moon.... :D


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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby DrJoeS » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:43 pm

Enjoyed both April Fools images. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby ta152h0 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:49 pm

prof Lewin is at it again ?
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby sage » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:56 pm

The sun and Mars.............. tsk tsk at me :facepalm:

Happy Spring Apod! :doughnut:

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby orin stepanek » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:07 pm

Hmmm! Pretty good likeness! 8-) :lol2: :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby neufer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:23 pm

Mactavish wrote:
Me wife hit me head with one o’ these.

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby bystander » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:39 pm

sage wrote:The sun and Mars.............. tsk tsk at me :facepalm:

Happy Spring Apod! :doughnut:

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby bystander » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:45 pm

The Everyday Solar System Challenge
Slate Blogs | Bad Astronomy | 2013 Mar 09

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Simon Wright is a graphic designer in Australia*. He decided he needed to challenge himself to give his brain a workout, so he created what he calls his “Solar System Challenge”: without using Photoshop or any additional after-effects (with the exception of Instagram), create a set of pictures of everyday objects that look like the planets in the solar system.

The results are pretty cool:

If you go to his Facebook page where he has those shots, you can see them in more detail. Click on each one to get an explanation of what it is and which planet it is. I tried to guess how he did each one before reading the description; the closest I came was for Earth, but even then I was way off. ...
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Hovera » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:50 pm

I assume the moon in the picture today is Europa?

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby LocalColor » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:09 pm

Sure enjoyed the APOD today, lots of fun links!

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby olympusmons » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:56 pm

How about rusty paint-chipped fire hydrant tops? http://imgur.com/a/oQ7Qz

The artist on reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1 ... of/c8xb1nj

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Mactavish » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:06 pm

neufer wrote:
Mactavish wrote:
Me wife hit me head with one o’ these.

[c]One of which :?:



The one that made a big bang!

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Anthony Barreiro » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:18 pm

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Which of these pictures is Saturn's icy moon Iapetus and which is a frying pan?

They're pictures of opposite sides of Iapetus! And here on Earth it's Spring only in the Northern Hemisphere, so playing April Fool's jokes is a politically incorrect act of hemispheric hegemony!
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Ann » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:53 pm

Good one, Anthony! :lol2: :mrgreen: :thumb_up:

I like today's APOD. It's been a lot of fun to look at all the pictures and links! :D

I particularly liked Simon Wright's Solar System challenge. But I thought that...

The Sun is obvious. The Earth is easy. The Moon is brilliant. Mars is obvious. Jupiter is brilliant. Saturn is obvious. Pluto is perfect. But I had trouble with Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Neptune. It took me a little while to understand that all the planets come "in the right order", so to speak.

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby Anthony Barreiro » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:14 pm

bystander wrote:The Everyday Solar System Challenge
Slate Blogs | Bad Astronomy | 2013 Mar 09

Image

Simon Wright is a graphic designer in Australia*. He decided he needed to challenge himself to give his brain a workout, so he created what he calls his “Solar System Challenge”: without using Photoshop or any additional after-effects (with the exception of Instagram), create a set of pictures of everyday objects that look like the planets in the solar system.

The results are pretty cool:

If you go to his Facebook page where he has those shots, you can see them in more detail. Click on each one to get an explanation of what it is and which planet it is. I tried to guess how he did each one before reading the description; the closest I came was for Earth, but even then I was way off. ...


Thanks, this is fun! Jupiter is my favorite.
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby ta152h0 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:04 am

Do scientists, astrophysicists, and researchers play April Fool's jokes on each other and the general community ?
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby bystander » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:17 am

ta152h0 wrote:Do scientists, astrophysicists, and researchers play April Fool's jokes on each other and the general community ?

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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby geckzilla » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:13 am

ta152h0 wrote:Do scientists, astrophysicists, and researchers play April Fool's jokes on each other and the general community ?


I heard they sometimes drop f-bombs, too. Interesting creatures!
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Re: APOD: Moon or Frying Pan (2013 Apr 01)

Postby ta152h0 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:55 pm

wasn't that long ago someone posted a fake Betelgeuse star exploding. That one quickly disappeared
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