APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

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APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby APOD Robot » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:06 am

Image Color the Universe

Explanation: Wouldn't it be fun to color in the universe? If you think so, please accept this famous astronomical illustration as a preliminary substitute. You, your friends, your parents or children, can print it out or even color it digitally. While coloring, you might be interested to know that even though this illustration has appeared in numerous places over the past 100 years, the actual artist remains unknown. Furthermore, the work has no accepted name -- can you think of a good one? The illustration, first appearing in a book by Camille Flammarion in 1888, is used frequently to show that humanity's present concepts are susceptible to being supplanted by greater truths.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby gabi » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:20 am

Where's Wally

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby The Wyrm Ouroboros » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:38 am

Beyond the Veil of Night / Beyond the Wall of Night

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Brian@BrianCrawford.info » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:45 am

The Enlightenment. Science pierces the veil.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby JoWi » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:46 am

"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"....

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby M.A. » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:50 am

I've long wanted to see a version of this picture in which the 21st century human is looking the other way -- from the realm of abstract thought, rediscovering with astonishment the wonders of the natural world.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Ann » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:55 am

Cosmic latte - I'm just saying!

Me being me, I of course hoped that the universe would turn out to be more blue. But all things considered, it is probably for the best that the universe is sort of beige. A blue universe would be more violent, more filled with supernovas, for example.


And while I don't drink latte myself, I sympathize with those who. It's not too bad to think that we live in a sort of milky universe, in a minute part of it called the Milky Way. Ours is a universe that has produced coffee, milk and humans, and that is not so very bad!

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby wyattonline » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:57 am

From one end to the other, and all points in between.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Nitpicker » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:58 am

Gnome's Known Unknowns

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby alter-ego » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:05 am

infiniti termini
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Postby csukas » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:05 am

Beyond the celestial sphere - exploring the unkown

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Postby MichaelAE » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:15 am

Bruno's Dream

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby geckzilla » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:32 am

I colored it the other day when it was posted to the Sky page on FB.
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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Ratcatcher » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:34 am

Ascension of Man

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Postby Peter Varhegyi » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:35 am

The Truth Is Out There

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Ratcatcher » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:38 am

Ratcatcher wrote:Ascension of Man


Ascension of the Son of Man

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Ulrich Sowada » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:43 am

Sapere Aude!

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby rikkearthy@hotmail.com » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:49 am

EUREKA!

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby santaklaus » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:24 am

"Seeking knowledge a little further"

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Boomer12k » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:35 am

He got the phase of The Moon right....and actually it is not all that bad as we know more now... and STILL have inaccurate "artists conceptions"....

It depicts...I believe... a man trying to "pierce the veil", and glean the "Secrets of the Universe"... which man has been doing since.... forever.... not really such a bad depiction....as "realms beyond what we can merely see".....very imaginative... and quite appropriate for the time.... We are still doing this.... M Theory anyone? 11th Dimension?

Name for Illustration? "Curiosity".....

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:27 am

geckzilla wrote:I colored it the other day when it was posted to the Sky page on FB.


Good work, dude! :D

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby mikerayneruk » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:48 am

Limited minds, limitless skies

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:50 am

Although the artist is not known, the vision is based on Ezekiel’s text from the Old Testament. A wheel within a wheel.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby JohnD » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:09 am

Latest from Hubble, false-colour coded, reveals some very nearby secrets?

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn.
History of non-science stuff, taken up by leyliners and tarot card readers. Wholly out of place on a science webpage.

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Re: APOD: Color the Universe (2016 Jul 19)

Postby geckzilla » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:15 am

JohnD wrote:History of non-science stuff, taken up by leyliners and tarot card readers. Wholly out of place on a science webpage.

This is very much a part of the history of astronomy, unless you want to believe that astronomy as a science just suddenly appeared one day without any previous effort. It's also interesting to many people.
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