APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

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APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:08 am

Image Milky Way over Yellowstone

Explanation: The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Illuminated artificially, the colors are caused by layers of bacteria that grow in the hot spring. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. The above picture is a 16-image panorama taken late last month. If the Yellowstone hotspot causes another supervolcanic eruption as it did 640,000 years ago, a large part of North America would be affected.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:49 am

Very nice picture! 8-) :thumb_up: :clap:
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Guest » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:17 pm

Thank Orin, and thanks to everyone at APOD for taking time all these years to share the sky with us. It's a honor to have an image appear as an APOD that is not easily forgotten.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by henrystar » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Whew! Glad I live in Maryland!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Psnarf » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:55 pm

Beautiful panorama!
Was the comment about the Yellowstone Caldera going badaboom necessary? There's even an hour video on yootoob describing the possible event and how active the Yellowstone region is. Southeast of Yosemite is Mammoth Mountain, in another active caldera region. There are dead-tree zones from the carbon dioxide coming up out of the ground (don't make camp inside a depression or someplace CO2 can gather). Either Mammoth or Yellowstone could pretty-much ruin our day, but it may not happen for thousands of years...or maybe tomorrow bwahahaa!
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:52 pm

AWESOME!!!!

A NIGHT TIME RAINBOW OF STARS!!!!!!!
And the pools are great too.

Great Work!!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Guest » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:13 pm

Thanks everyone. Its really cool to have people respond and appreciate things!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Denis 1000 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 am

Hello,
Fantastic photo, thank you for posting it.

Is the centre of the Milky Way visible in this photo?

Thanks

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by starsurfer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:00 am

Denis 1000 wrote:Hello,
Fantastic photo, thank you for posting it.

Is the centre of the Milky Way visible in this photo?

Thanks
Yes it is in the right half of the image.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:57 pm

Awesome Photo. Awesome place. But beware of melting roads. :)
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone (2014 Aug 27)

Post by Denis 1000 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:48 am

To starsurfer,

Thank you