Aurora are at least somewhat predictable. When there a solar storm ejecting stuff in our direction, we’ll get active aurora a couple days later. At that point, you just need clear weather and preferably a new moon for darker skies. I live in Iceland,
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[Here](http://extremeinstability.com/) is a link to the photographer’s website. Mike is a well respected storm chaser who takes some of the most amazing structure shots of supercells. He’s got some great star trail shots and other astronomy related stuff on his website as well. Be
Hope you don’t mind, I brought down the blacks a bit and boosted the vibrancy ever so slightly to make it pop a bit more. Beautiful image! I attached your username to the image title at imgur for credit. If you’re unhappy with having
General relativity: “gravity” is the result of space and time curving in the presence of mass. One of the fundamental tenets is that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable and it follows that (locally) to a freefalling observer, space looks flat. That’s why you feel
Shot details: 5-shot pano at about 18mm, f2.8, 20sec, ISO6400, AWB taken at Rainbow Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park. As I’m sure everyone knows, neither the Milky Way or Airglow was that bright to your naked eyes, the very high ISO brought it
[Astronaut Dale A. Gardner, having just completed the major portion of his second extravehicular activity (EVA) period in three days, holds up a “For Sale” sign refering to the two satellites, Palapa B-2 and Westar 6 that they retrieved from orbit after their Payload
From the photographer’s [Flickr](https://www.flickr.com/photos/apojapo/13297070714/in/faves-sidaths/): >The light on the right is coming from the ”city” of Svolvaer. The aurora is the result of 3 exposures taken directly after each other so I have been a bit creative on that part.
Another option for travel, which allows for faster than light speeds without violating the laws of physics, is something called the [Alcubierre Drive](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive). This is the same drive that allows “warp” speed in Star Trek. Although Star Trek is a work of science fiction,
The more pics I see the more I think that Pluto could be a candidate for a early planet flung to the outer system. Maybe a 1 in a trillion extra solar capture of a wandering planet? That strange ice looks like what might
[Link](http://www.flickr.com/photos/eumetsat/10726056545/) >Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines (13:00 UTC 07/11/2013). Image captured by the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT. >To find out more about these organisations, visit: >www.jma.go.jp www.eumetsat.int >This image is free to use, provided the following attribution statement is
NASA spends about 10 bil a year on average. In 2011, the budget on space represented only 0.5% of the US’s federal budget (18.4 billion / 3.4 trillion). Relatively speaking, space exploration has a very small budget and the amount of discoveries and helpful
From the source: > 2013-11-16T04:09 ut; ASA 8H Newton FLI 16803 cropped, FOV ~3,5°; 3x180sL and 1x120s RGB Translated, I believe he’s using an [ASA 8H astrograph](http://www.optcorp.com/asa-8inch-8h-hyperbolic-astrograph-3inch-focuser-prokit.html) with a [Finger Lakes Imaging 16803 camera](http://www.optcorp.com/fli-proline-kaf-16803-ccd-camera-65mm-shutter.html). He’s probably using something like a [Losmandy G11](http://www.losmandy.com/g-11.html) to carry
Source: http://spacetelescope.org/images/heic0615a/ >Colliding galaxies make love, not war > >This Hubble image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars.
From the source: >23 image panorama. Canon 6D, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 6400, 30 seconds. Alternatively, you could use [this bad boy](http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2014/11/video-have-look-through-nikons-super-rare-6mm-fisheye-lens).
Hurricanes, and mid-latitude cyclones like the one in the pic, get their energy out of the atmosphere in different ways. Hurricanes get their energy from the heat released by tons of water vapor condensing into clouds and rain (it’s the reverse process of water
Per NASA: **On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The
You’re right, yes the bright regions are typically hotter but more so are stronger in magnetic strength and represent areas where the internal magnetic field of the sun has popped outward of the sun’s surface resulting in these band-like structures which are actually just
Something I’ve wondered since recently: Can this much of the milky way be seen by the naked eye, or does it just take very long exposure with a camera to tell that it’s there? I ask because I live in a rural area, and
I have a hypothesis, the camera flash has reflected off the eye piece glass back into the camera at the top of the image; the camera has post image processing and has equalised the image histogram. The iso may have also been low enough
What simply amazes me about the view of Earth from space is that, during the day, it may seem uninhabited; untouched by mankind. An unfamiliar being may very well view it through some advanced telescope many light years away and move on, thinking it
Any idea how to rip the whole database ? Why is it that these sites never offer a full download/torrent 🙁 Also [higher resolution](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Martian_Dust_Devil_Trails.jpg) And description: >This portion of a recent high-resolution picture from the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows
Sagan taught me the importance of polite, impartial, point-by-point scientific examination prior to utterly destroying a damn fool theory. He did this by example when he [discredited](http://www.holysmoke.org/cretins/velikov.htm) Velikovsky’s claim that Venus was ejected as a comet by Jupiter (among other similarly hair brained claims).
The picture mainly captures the middle of the Netherlands, with Amsterdam in the North (the biggest one). The Hague is on the left with underneath it in a different kind of yellow Westland which is just a lot of [ this](http://i.imgur.com/aFbPb1f.jpg). Underneath that Rotterdam
Astronauts set the camera exposure for the foreground, which is much much brighter than the background. Try it out with a camera sometime at night, and set it for a streetlight versus stars. Stars could be visible to an astronaut during the lunar day