APOD: Magellanic Mountain (2018 Apr 28)

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APOD: Magellanic Mountain (2018 Apr 28)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:09 am

Image Magellanic Mountain

Explanation: Flanked by satellite galaxies of the Milky Way a volcanic peak rises from this rugged horizon. The southern night skyscape looks toward the south over Laguna Lejia and the altiplano of the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile. Extending the view across extragalactic space, the Large (right) and Small Magellanic Clouds are so named for the 16th century Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, leader of planet Earth's first circumnavigation. The larger cloud lies some 180,000 light-years, and the smaller 210,000 light-years beyond the mountaintop. Left of the Small Cloud of Magellan and also reflected in the foreground watery shallows on that starry night, 47 Tucanae shines like a bright star. A globular star cluster that roams the halo of the Milky Way, 47 Tucanae is about 13,000 light-years away.

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Re: APOD: Magellanic Mountain (2018 Apr 28)

Post by lucky irvin » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:24 am

from the crust of our mother earth
to a globular gravity swarm
to the magellanic clouds
our toes wet so close in
our minds so blown
calibrated to far so out

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Re: APOD: Magellanic Mountain (2018 Apr 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:57 pm

Wow; what a catch! Nicely done! :D 8-)
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Mag(Ellan)ic Mountain

Post by neufer » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:22 pm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellan wrote:
<<Ellan is a village located on Singö in the north of Stockholm County.

SL's bus line 637 goes a few times daily from Ellan to Norrtälje.

Ellan is in fact SL's northernmost stop.>>
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