APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

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APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:09 am

Image Milky Way over Devils Tower

Explanation: A mysterious formation known as Devils Tower rises into the dark above northeastern Wyoming's prairie landscape in this 16 frame panoramic view. Seen against the night sky's thin, pale clouds and eerie green airglow, star clusters and nebulae of the Milky Way arc toward the galaxy's central realm at right of the frame. Of course the scene contains the Milky Way's own haunting and grisly visages of halloween, including ghosts, a flaming skull, a glowing eye and a witch's broom. To find them, slide your cursor over the picture or just follow this link, if you dare. And have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by starsurfer » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:52 am

Awww I was expecting vdB141! :cry: :evil:

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:58 am

That is such a cool picture.... :D

Happy Halloween...to all our APOD friends! :clap:

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by owlice » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:19 pm

What a fun APOD! Gorgeous, too. Kudos and treats to all!!
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by drlane » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:20 pm

Thanks everyone I thought it would be fun to throw in a bit of humor for the holiday. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Halloween.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by drlane » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:22 pm

starsurfer wrote:Awww I was expecting vdB141! :cry: :evil:

Its in the picture so you win! Its labeled Ghost of Cepheus.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Strangerbarry » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:31 pm

A remarkable picture. Not flagged in the description is the Andromeda Galaxy (lower left), an large aurora (same place) - and unless i'm mistaken - toward the lower rigght - some nocto luminescent clouds

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:29 pm

The caldron of the Milky Way holds more scary places than we can imagine though quite a few are offered in the brew today. It might be exciting to leave the safety of our on home but, once there, the isolation would surely be worse than any film producer has yet put to screen. Being alone far from home might be a Trekkie's dream but I'm kind of glad to be here with the rest of you.

Happy Halloween for today; we can "explore strange new worlds" tomorrow – Thanks to our "fiends" on and at APOD!! :twisted:
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Psnarf » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:30 pm

She's a witch!
Which?
The one riding the broomstick!
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:26 pm

LoveLOVELOVE today's APOD!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by othermoons » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:46 pm

Thanks for all the great sky pictures. I can't start my day until I see your daily take of the cosmos!

Is this the only arm of our galaxy we always see from earth?

Thanks

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:44 pm

I was curious about the road sign in the bottom right hand corner of David's photo, so I zoomed in . It's amazing…
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by BillBixby » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:33 pm

and we'll have fun, fun, fun 'til her daddy takes her broomstick awayyyyy..

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by BMAONE23 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:20 pm

First picture of Samantha Stevens I've seen in a while
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Beyond » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:41 pm

Gee, APOD threads can sure be 'out-of-this-world' in many ways. 8-) :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by drlane » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:24 pm

This thread is awesome, you guys are hilarious!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by MarkBour » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:09 am

Great thematic APOD. Thanks!
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:04 am

The Devil's Tower has had many names in Native American languages. Most of them having to do with a place of Bears...."Home of the Bears" and the like....
My last name means.....Bear Hamlet....or Place of the Bears...Interesting.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:05 am

What movie does this bring to mind space fans?
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Nitpicker » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:31 am

BDanielMayfield wrote:What movie does this bring to mind space fans?
It reminds me of my uncomfortable relationship with mashed potato. I was terrified by the movie as a small child. After the mashed potato scene, I hid behind the seats in the cinema for the rest of the film and missed seeing the aliens. Yet around the same time, I was happily projecting my dark side all over town, in my "Darth Vader Lives" t-shirt. Psychoanalyse that.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by starsurfer » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:51 am

Nitpicker wrote:
BDanielMayfield wrote:What movie does this bring to mind space fans?
It reminds me of my uncomfortable relationship with mashed potato. I was terrified by the movie as a small child. After the mashed potato scene, I hid behind the seats in the cinema for the rest of the film and missed seeing the aliens. Yet around the same time, I was happily projecting my dark side all over town, in my "Darth Vader Lives" t-shirt. Psychoanalyse that.
Well technically it is kinda true as he does still live as a ghost.

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by DavidLeodis » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:23 pm

Good APOD :) . Thankfully I was not as :ohno: as I thought I would be. It's nice to see Pluto indicated :P.

PS. I discovered that there is a limit of 3 smilies in a post. I did not know that!

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Re: APOD: Milky Way over Devils Tower (2014 Oct 31)

Post by Nitpicker » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:40 pm

starsurfer wrote:
Nitpicker wrote:
BDanielMayfield wrote:What movie does this bring to mind space fans?
It reminds me of my uncomfortable relationship with mashed potato. I was terrified by the movie as a small child. After the mashed potato scene, I hid behind the seats in the cinema for the rest of the film and missed seeing the aliens. Yet around the same time, I was happily projecting my dark side all over town, in my "Darth Vader Lives" t-shirt. Psychoanalyse that.
Well technically it is kinda true as he does still live as a ghost.
The pedantic is weak in you, young starsurfer! Technically, it was never true. But I was talking about the late 1970s, when our world only knew of one Star Wars film, the plot of which saw the Empire lose ground and Darth Vader survive in corporeal form.