APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Guest » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:14 pm

Happy 18th Birthday Astronomy Picture of the Day! You have been my home page ever since discovering you 16 years ago. My thanks to all who work so very hard in bringing APOD into my home. You are greatly appreciated. I have learned so much and have been able to see our universe through your eyes. Here's to experiencing glorious outer space and all its treasures together for many years to come!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by suzy Q » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:17 pm

Thank you everyone for bringing people all over the world together as one in this beautiful multi-verse, universe.

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by neufer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:56 pm

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Tilt wrote:
"Ah yes; I remember it well." – Maurice Chevalier

I sat at my desk at the Climate and Radiation Branch, searched for 'Astronomy' in Alta Vista and there you were. (circa June 20, 1995)

Still the best damn page on the 'Net —
Gidney :?: , Cloyd :?: , Goddard :?:
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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by tom2688 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:03 pm

BIG SHOUT OUT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! HERE IS TO YOUR NEXT EIGHTEEN, TOM.

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Diplodocus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:16 pm

How can one picture a day amount to over a billion picture in 18 years? You must miscalculate the number!
There's several orders of magnitude difference!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by NGC3314 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:21 pm

Wow - eighteen years! 1995 seems so long ago.

I am humbled to see that images credited to me, taken with equipment ranging from HST down to a 35mm camera using actual film, have shown up over the years something like 50 times (many in the early days when there was not the stiff and skilled "amateur" competition of today).

Keep it up, APOD folks, contributors, and Universe which is endlessly fascinating at all wavelengths!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by tom2688 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:27 pm

Diplodocus wrote:How can one picture a day amount to over a billion picture in 18 years? You must miscalculate the number!
There's several orders of magnitude difference!


duh! pictures posted X people viewing = aprox 1 billion.

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by NateWhilk » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:31 pm

Congratulations and a million thanks for showing all the great images and their information!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:45 pm

neufer wrote:
Image
Tilt wrote:
"Ah yes; I remember it well." – Maurice Chevalier

I sat at my desk at the Climate and Radiation Branch, searched for 'Astronomy' in Alta Vista and there you were. (circa June 20, 1995)

Still the best damn page on the 'Net —
Gidney :?: , Cloyd :?: , Goddard :?:
Uh oh, one of your cronies? I dread the day we have a second Art running around the forum creating positive feedback loops with the first.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Ann » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:01 pm

Congratulations, APOD!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by neufer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:24 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Uh oh, one of your cronies? I dread the day we have a second Art running around the forum creating positive feedback loops with the first.
I'm NOAA not NASA.

NASA simply represents the hired help commissioned to put our satellites into orbit. :wink:
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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Isabelle » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:34 pm

Hyppo Birdie Two Ewe APOD!!! :o)

You are my home page and so the first image I see when I open my laptop, you have awed me for years and I have seen every picture back to first one.

Some I return to fairly often, like the scale of the Universe video, the Everest 360 degree picture, and also the comparison images of the stars showing the Sun as a speck compared to Arcturus...

So, I wish you many many happy returns and hope to see many thousand more images from my beloved APOD...

Thank you Thank you Thank you for the fun and mind blowing images!!!

Love, Isabelle in Victoria Canada

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:58 pm

neufer wrote:I'm NOAA not NASA.

NASA simply represents the hired help commissioned to put our satellites into orbit. :wink:
Taxi cab service?
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by neufer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:29 pm

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Guest » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:29 pm

APOD is my home page. Enough said!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Willy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:37 pm

Many happy returns, APOD,

Thank you all for a brillant project.
Wang Letian wrote:Happy birthday APOD!
Thanks to everyone who cares and supports APOD and I hope you like my special design to APOD birthday image.
:D
It's a great picture, Wang, a very nice birthday present! :wink:

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by ccheers » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:07 pm

Congratulations APOD. My morning entertainment/lesson :D

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Atlantiscats » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:53 am

Happy, Happy Birthday!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Beyond » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:19 am

I waited all day. NO cake and ice cream. BUMMER :!: :yes:
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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by Horus » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:48 am

Happy Birthday APOD, and thank you to everyone who has helped make APOD my first click of the day for over 13 years. Long may it show us the fabulous, awe-inspiring nature of our Universe. Hip! Hip! ...

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by NWF » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:08 am

APOD has been one of my daily essential pages for many years. Congratulations, well done, and while I might not be around in another 18 years, I certainly hope APOD will be.

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by emc » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:13 pm

A belated Happy Birthday!

Many thanks to everyone at APOD for giving us a fun and interesting website!

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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:07 pm

tom2688 wrote:
Diplodocus wrote:How can one picture a day amount to over a billion picture in 18 years? You must miscalculate the number!
There's several orders of magnitude difference!


duh! pictures posted X people viewing = aprox 1 billion.
Also, If you consider that many if not most of the images displayed as APOD's are either mosaics of numerous stitched images like the MARS panoramas and galactic center of over 2000 images or stacked images like the analemma which combine 36 images These types of images greatly increase the total image count though they are presented as a single image


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Re: APOD: APOD Turns Eighteen (2013 Jun 16)

Post by sleeshea » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:54 pm

Happiest of Birthdays APOD! Thank you for all the morning coffee breaks, all the science, all the humor, and, mostly, the innumerable things I know now that I did not know when you were 1!