A Dark Sky Over Death Valley (APOD 08 May 2007)

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A Dark Sky Over Death Valley (APOD 08 May 2007)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue May 08, 2007 12:32 pm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070508.html
Pictures of the Milky Way are always grandiose! I hope they find ways to keep some dark areas in the USA. Is there a hint of the Northern Lights giving some glow over to the left of this panorama? :)
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Much better than the "Earth at Night" APOD

Post by greg.bakker » Tue May 08, 2007 10:32 pm

Glad to see this image on APOD! "A Dark Sky Over Death Valley" deserves the APOD honor much more than the Earth at Night APOD of Aug 22, 2004. Let's showcase the grand night sky, not the light pollution.

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Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:06 pm

The rectangular object is described as a rock in the foreground; yet is is so perfectly squared off that it reminds me of a box, or crate. Could the stretching of the photo possibly cause this? Doesn't seem likely. Could it actually be a crate left out in the valley? :?
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Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:11 pm

It must be a BORG CUBE remnant. :lol: