APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

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APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:06 am

Image Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth

Explanation: An alluring night skyscape, this scene looks west across the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, Planet Earth. The Snake River glides through the foreground, while above the Tetons' rugged mountain peaks the starry sky is laced with exceptionally strong red and green airglow. That night, the luminous atmospheric glow was just faintly visible to the eye, its color and wavey structure captured only by a sensitive digital camera. In fact, this contemporary digital photograph matches the location and perspective of a well-known photograph from 1942 - The Tetons and The Snake River, by Ansel Adams, renown photographer of the American West. Adams' image is one of 115 images stored on the Voyager Golden Record. Humanity's message in a bottle, golden records were onboard both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft, launched in 1977 and now headed toward interstellar space.

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Re: APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by Markus Schwarz » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:15 am

As with yesterday's APOD, a lovely and inspiring picture!

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Re: APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:01 pm

"Purple Mountain's Majesty"....

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Re: APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by julianm » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:51 pm

Great shot Mr. Tafreshi, thanks for sharing

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Re: APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by hlwelborn » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:25 pm

I have some that red and green airglow in my head this morning. Fascinating stuff, but it interferes w/ driving a vehicle.

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Re: APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:14 pm

Yeah. :clap: An APOD from our neck of the woods. I could practically it a golf ball into the Snake River from here but I usually try not to. I remember skiing at Jackson Hole :cowboy: when I was younger. The tram ride to the top of mountain ends in a cliff on one side and a "not much different" slope on the side you ski down. :brr: That valley floor catches up with you pretty quickly. Gravity in action. Although in those days some might have attributed the sky colors to a different phenomenon known to the 70's. What did they call it - "chemo" luminescence? Suppose not. None-the-less great image of the good ol' Rocky Mountain highway to the sky and a nice reflection on its photographic history.
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Re: APOD: Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth (2014 Aug 01)

Post by BMAONE23 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:20 pm

I always thought that any "Chemo Luminescence" in the 70's was referred to as High Lights