New Zealand is a beautiful place. I’m lucky to be born and raised here. Taranaki is my home, I’ve been studying in Palmerston North so this is a special view for me
Canon 1DX / 16-35 @17mm 25 seconds, f/2.8, ISO4000 About half a mile down was a ranch with a porch light which threw just enough residual light onto the old building that I didn’t have to light it up. Worked out perfectly!
I’d also like to know the answers to both of these questions. I’ll be doing some googling, and I’ll edit this comment if I find anything. EDIT 1: I apologize for using a mobile site, but I’m on my phone, [this](http://mobile.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/05/27/triple_conjunction_jupiter_venus_and_mercury_in_the_west.html) site sent me
i follow [Neil deGrasse Tyson](https://twitter.com/neiltyson) & [Dr. Bruce Betts](https://twitter.com/RandomSpaceFact) on twitter and they usually keep me posted 🙂
Well sure, it certainly looks like a regular old green tree, but Christmas trees have decorations! That’s why NGC1333 looks more like a Christmas tree than NGC2264.
Pretty sure that’s not an actual picture. How the hell would a camera be able to capture both city lights, clouds, AND the sun glinting off of the oceans? Why are the clouds the same brightness both on the day side of Earth and
I read [here](https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=23355) that they have done calculations of Mercury’s gravitational field using the messenger spacecraft. The image is also found in the [wiki page](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MESSENGER#Launch_and_trajectory) along with more details. Once the messenger probe was in orbit around Mercury, they used ground based telescopes (using
It’s actually not that dark when the sun’s down. The milky way is pretty bright in the night sky. On day it’s washed out by the sun’s light, and at night by our artificial lightning. In space though, just turn your back to the
See the link in DougBolivar’s comment for info about the colors. Many–most?–astronomical images are shown with colors chosen by somebody to indicate whatever is of interest; this also causes what would be a fairly colorless image to be amazingly beautiful. As for what you
Hope you guys aren’t sick of Tahoe night skies, because they are going to be dark and clear for the coming week and I will be posting more! The full collection will be at http://phil.camera if anyone wants to see more.
Aren’t these pictures not what you would actually see, so it is “rendered”, which isn’t a bad thing though. The telescopes which fetch these images have a sensor which gets light just in the form of how much light each pixel gets, making that
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It was insane, then 15 minutes later it became grey clouds for the rest of the day :/
I remember the feeling I had first time I have seen these pictures. I have never been more fascinated about a picture ever. Venus always seemed more mysterious to me, since it looks impenetrable. And these soviet missions are not know as much as
[I immeditely thought of this](http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060705184554/startrek/images/c/c8/Nexus.jpg) You should x-post to r/StarTrek.
Can someone explain to me why they change colors? I know they don’t in this picture but sometimes they are. I know that it’s the magnetosphere deflecting solar winds but why does it make different colors?
My guess is its simply distortion from a wide angle lens. Its hard to capture these storm structures up close without them. You get a bending on the borders of the image when you use such a lens. I can’t explain the optical physics
[All of the post-iron elements are formed in supernova explosions themselves. So much energy is released during a supernova explosion that the freed energy and copious free neutrons streaming from the collapsing core drive massive fusion reactions, long past the formation of iron. Sure,
Spoken like a true atheist. You have all the qualifications of one, only difference between you and me is that when I don’t know something, reach a place where I can’t figure something out or can’t understand it I don’t say ‘god did it’.
Calar Alto in Spain, El Leoncito in Argentina (and several other parts of the Andes), Mt Hopkins in Arizona. The southern sky is particularly striking (as in OP’s pictures) because the galactic center region rises very high and you can see the magellanic clouds
I’m pretty sure you’re being facetious, but on the off chance you’re not, I hope it was a typo. To say nothing of other solar systems, we have proof that there was life on Mars from Curiosity. There are planets in other systems that
I unfortunately flew into Honolulu at night, such a shame. Though by using a delayed exposure I got some legit pictures of night clouds. (:
>his NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings has been released to celebrate Hubble’s 25th year in orbit and a quarter of a century of new discoveries, stunning images and outstanding science. >The image’s central region, containing the
Yes, because I care about digital accessibility. Non-standard spelling or grammar causes problems for: * web browser “find in page” features * screen readers (text-to-speech software for people who are blind, driving, cooking, walking, exercising, resting their eyes, etc) * machine translation (Google Translate,