It gives and interesting perspective on size. Our atmospheric glaze is quite thicker looking if you were to overlay a close up and make the curvature of the two planets “surface” match up. Edit: I don’t mean thicker density wise as much as how
Its all about fuel. If you limit yourself to landing on the launch pad (or anywhere on land, for that matter), regardless of the mission parameters, then you have to fill the first stage of the rocket enough to make it back to the
Yeah, I’m pretty sure they do, but just like how other creatures in the universe can’t see the same way we can see (dogs), it doesn’t make what we can perceive with the naked eye any less impressive, IMO.
I feel like saying it isn’t a world preserves a useful distinction, as in “a world and its moon(s)”. But it’s an interesting question. In an ontological sense, the moon itself certainly could be a “world”, and human settlement also could create a “world”
I predict this is going to get reposted on facebook with the following title in ~3 days with the following caption: “Look, God put Mary’s face in the stars!”
They are nice, I have a Mac and I guess I just never bothered to look at the default ones. I knew it came with the Andromeda one (I think it’s Andromeda) but that is it. I’ve always used my own. I love the
I don’t know about the Very Large Telescope which took this photo, but I can tell you how amateur astronomers make colors come out in nebula photographs. They use what are called filters, which let some light through, and block others. Some use simple
Of which none have contained any firm evidence of fossilized microbes…. There’s simply not enough evidence yet for a solid, scientific claim. Your belief which you seem to cling to so dearly is entirely hypothetical until proven true. It doesn’t seem like you’re the
The only thing done to it, is I’ve removed a tiny ship in the background, and boosted saturation a tiny bit.. That sunset was beyond amazing! It will stay forever in my memory, I have another pic from the same evening of the pier
There are actually problems with chips in space, unlike what flesjewater has said. In short: there’s a lot of radiation in space that can randomly flip bits here and there. There are several things to note for this problem: 1) Rad-harding is a thing.
THAT is really cool! I grew up very near Ammersee! Glad to see it’s getting some attention :). Awesome picture and awesome location.
I keep looking for an eclipsed moon. Is it that bright star? Is that the moon from the other side? I feel stupid not being able to see it. EDIT: Wait, is this an exposure thing? Is the black, eclipsed moon that bright when
This picture makes me feel so at peace and a little sleepy even, it looks like a wonderful dream. If I was that person I don’t know how I would stop myself from just letting go and falling in… [l’appel du vide…](http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m07a8tJXDK1qgszzso1_500.gif) but in
If everyday we as humans could walk outside and see the night sky for its true value and beauty, we would see the birth of ideas, and values that go beyond our world and our reality. New perceptions of what really matters and maybe
My parents, my sister and me have gone to Montana every 4 years since 2003 for our summer vacation (started out as a grad-present to me) , and in 2010 for a Christmas vacation. We’re from Ohio, which is by no means ugly, and
Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120720.html >Moon Meets Jupiter > >Image Credit & Copyright: Cristian Fattinnanzi > >Explanation: Skygazers around planet Earth enjoyed the close encounter of planets and Moon in July 15’s predawn skies. And while many saw bright Jupiter next to the slender, waning crescent, Europeans
>so in a photo it basically bleaches them out into darkness in comparison. Not really it has to do with proper exposure. The proper exposure for the earth and moon in way less than the exposure needed to get the stars. It does not
At the speeds these objects are flying, even say a glancing 45 degree impact has enough kinetic energy to cause a massive explosion that is powerful enough to annihilate the rest of the meteor. This explosive force radiates outward, creating a spheroid shape, vaporizing
[This will explain the colors in a fun little walkthrough.](http://hubblesite.org/gallery/behind_the_pictures/meaning_of_color/) I’m not actually aware of how the above image was colorized, though it appears to just be augmented true coloration. The telescope collects data on the light wavelengths coming from the galaxies and colors
Depends, I guess. If you are referring to guys like Messner, who climb eight-thousanders without oxygen, then it’s true. But they usually spend a couple of weeks on a plateau level, maybe 5000m or so, to get acclimatized to altitude, before they try to
I agree that it is not a natural photo, but I would never call this for a piece of trash, or an awful composition. If anything, this is a very well done manipulation from a photographer who understands how to combine colors and contrasts
They almost didn’t manage to get this opportunity to get a picture of Shuttle with the ISS. STS-134 was the second to last flight and those flights were super busy. So busy that they considered the time they would have to set aside to
Probably sitting in their bedrooms, listening to Linkin Park and complaining about Call of Duty hackers on the internet.
ISO is highly dependent on the camera you are shooting with. Newer sensors enable users to get up into the ISO 5000 range with very little noise in the shadows. As far a star trailing goes, exposure length is best determined by your focal