APOD: Comet NEOWISE over Vikos Gorge (2020 Aug 03)

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APOD: Comet NEOWISE over Vikos Gorge (2020 Aug 03)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:07 am

Image Comet NEOWISE over Vikos Gorge

Explanation: Did the Earth part to show us this comet? Of course not, even if this image makes it seem that way. Pictured far in the background is Comet NEOWISE as it appeared about two weeks ago over northern Greece. Above the comet are many stars including the bright stars of the Big Dipper (also the Sorcerer, in Aztec mythology), an asterism that many people around the world used to find the naked-eye comet as it hovered in the northern sky over the past month. In the foreground is Vikos Gorge, the deepest gorge on Earth, relative to its width. The gorge was slowly created by erosion from the Voidomatis River over the past few million years. Capturing this image took a lot of planning, waiting, luck, braving high winds, and avoiding local wolves. Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) continues to fade and is now best visible through binoculars as it coasts back to the outer Solar System.

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE over Vikos Gorge (2020 Aug 03)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:19 am


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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE over Vikos Gorge (2020 Aug 03)

Post by saturno2 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:02 pm

Image very interesting

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE over Vikos Gorge (2020 Aug 03)

Post by neufer » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:25 pm

https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=gorge wrote:
<<gorge (n.) mid-14c., "throat," from Old French gorge "throat; a narrow passage" (12c.), from Late Latin gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," also "gulf, whirlpool," which probably is related to Latin gurgulio "gullet, windpipe," from a reduplicated form of PIE root *gwora- "food, devouring." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in Old French. From 1520s as "what has been swallowed," hence in figurative phrases indicating nauseating disgust.>>
<<gorgeous (adj.) c. 1500, "splendid, showy, sumptuously adorned" (of clothing), from Middle French gorgias "elegant, fashionable," of unknown origin; perhaps a special use of gorgias "necklace" (and thus "fond of or resembling jewelry"), from Old French gorge "throat," also "something adorning the throat" (see gorge (n.)). A connection to the Greek proper name Gorgias (supposedly in reference to a notorious sophist) also has been proposed.>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgias wrote:
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<<Gorgias (483 – 375 BC) was an ancient Greek sophist, pre-Socratic philosopher, and rhetorician who was a native of Leontinoi in Sicily. Along with Protagoras, he forms the first generation of Sophists. "Like other Sophists, he was an itinerant that practiced in various cities and giving public exhibitions of his skill at the great pan-Hellenic centers of Olympia and Delphi, and charged fees for his instruction and performances. A special feature of his displays was to ask [for] miscellaneous questions from the audience and give impromptu replies."

He has been called "Gorgias the Nihilist" although the degree to which this epithet adequately describes his philosophy is controversial. His chief claim to recognition is that he transplanted rhetoric from his native Sicily to Attica, and contributed to the diffusion of the Attic dialect as the language of literary prose.>>
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