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    The Space Picture Thread

    There is some seriously cool stuff out there

    In this photo there is 10,00 separate galaxies, and the picture represents just a fraction of the sky
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    ‎Preserving farness, nearness presences nearness in nearing that farness

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    And in that seemingly empty space there are galaxies you cant see because the light hasnt gotten to us yet

    And each one of those tiny dots (the real small ones) represents another picture just like this one...pretty freaky
    Decisions Decisions

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    That image blew me away when I saw it first a few years ago.

    If you have Google Earth, try the new Sky feature. You can navigate around the night sky and zoom in on spectacular views like this (and the one above):

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    Go that way, really fast...if something gets in your way, TURN!

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    I feel pretty small now!
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    what happened to Shadam this year? Usually by now he is posting drinking reports daily.

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    Astronomy Picture of the Day:

    Kind of a cool horizon to horizon photo

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    Santa has a lot of ground to cover

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    Saw this on another forum and laughed.

    Carl Sagan Says:



    And for good measure:

    Hubble Gallery

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    I <3 this thread, nice concept.

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    We are not alone...

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    I just never tire of looking at these pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountry1pr View Post
    We are not alone...
    SHUTUP! GOD MADE IT ALL AND WE ARE THE ONLY LIVING BEINGS.


    except for all the Mormon gods...that's what the first picture really is.

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    Although the fact that you can't type "thread" right is sign that you never should have typed it at all.

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    crab nebula



    keyhole nebula



    nebula ngc6751



    horsehead nebula



    catseye nebula



    eagle nebula



    supernova



    magellenic cloud



    swan nebula



    and probably my personal favorite, monocerotis:




    space debris:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/sc...=1&oref=slogin
    Last edited by smalls; 12-21-2007 at 12:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    SHUTUP! GOD MADE IT ALL AND WE ARE THE ONLY LIVING BEINGS. [/SIZE]
    I'm sorry, your right, Ill get back to my hail marries now...

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    [QUOTE=smalls;1599203]




    Space is giving me the finger.... (upper left)

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    If you have Google Earth, turn on the Sky layer, plug in these coordinates and zoom in:
    -59.6031&#176;, -18.9406&#176;
    -13.8052&#176;, 94.7608&#176;
    41.1192&#176;, -169.425&#176;
    -29.2049&#176;, 89.747&#176;
    -63.3455&#176;, -5.40942&#176;
    -27.9423&#176;, -126.828&#176;
    -27.7921&#176;, -126.839&#176;
    -43.0186&#176;, 21.3723&#176;
    15.8184&#176;, 5.73902&#176;
    -2.32841&#176;, -94.7939&#176;
    -5.40571&#176;, -96.1582&#176;
    47.2088&#176;, 22.4693&#176;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzz View Post
    If you have Google Earth, turn on the Sky layer, plug in these coordinates and zoom in:
    -59.6031, -18.9406
    -13.8052, 94.7608
    41.1192, -169.425
    -29.2049, 89.747
    -63.3455, -5.40942
    -27.9423, -126.828
    -27.7921, -126.839
    -43.0186, 21.3723
    15.8184, 5.73902
    -2.32841, -94.7939
    -5.40571, -96.1582
    47.2088, 22.4693

    hmm i never even noticed sky mode on google earth. Thanks for the coordinates, very cool.

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    Those shuttle/space station shots are cool! Can you imagine being outside the shuttle, above the planet like that? Unreal.
    Shut your eyes and think of somewhere. Somewhere cold and caked with snow.

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    There has to be snow out there somewhere. lovin the this thread.
    I don't hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. JOhNGchrist goes killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalls View Post
    eagle nebula
    A couple seasons ago I banked a sweet pillow line down The Eagle. Drop in from the tip of the triangle at top center, then it's like three big airs nearly straight down. Make sure to cut hard to skier's left as you hit the big pillow with the nub jutting out. Air it out there one last time, and it's a pretty mellow cruise after that.
    I'll post the vid if I can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DharmaBum View Post
    Those shuttle/space station shots are cool! Can you imagine being outside the shuttle, above the planet like that? Unreal.
    Seriously... amazing experience, I'm sure. There's a great movie called, "The Dream is Alive." The Smithsonian Institute Air and Space Museum had it in the Imax theater which made it all the more amazing.

    PS- Imagine some of the lines that exist on some of these other planets... with half the gravity, too!

    EDIT: Just saw the "Dream is Alive" video advertised at Best Buy. Might be a good gift?
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    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    MtnJam's source is a Daily Space Picture courtesy of NASA.
    I used to look at it every day but forgot about it.




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    ^GGD! That's so f'n surreal and unworldly.
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    APOD is my homepage. Sometimes I'll stay up until 2 just to see it change to the next day's picture.
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