This wasn’t meant to be some sort of battle. I wasn’t poking fun at your English or grammar. English happens to be my second language. But if you want to put on the gloves…. The reason I said “Wtf were you smoking when you
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Things like that are probably small towns. I’d like to see a test on how much light and area it takes for that to be visible, like, are my headlights visible to an extent when driving through death valley? Or does it take a
A stack of the top 5 percent of 20k frames. Canon T3i, XT8 telescope. Mounted with a t-ring and a barlow. [Here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxeBv8ot2lk) is a timelapse of the transit.
What does 50×5″ mean? Is it 50 images of 5 seconds each? By how much did you have to crop the image as I thought a 50mm on the D7200 wouldn’t be very close. I am asking these questions to learn as we don’t
Hey! I’m currently working on putting a black hole into a galaxy simulation 🙂 Most large galaxies have a supermassive black hole in the centre, but they really are very very small compared to the galaxy as a whole. The Milky Way’s SMBH only
> One guy in another thread is actually arguing that the sun is planet Earth. That actually makes a lot more sense, considering the angle of the sun shown by the shadows. It would be just beginning to light up the lunar landscape, but
It will happen again on 8 October this year. Total eclipse will begin at 10:25 UT, greatest eclipse at 10:54 UT, and it ends at 11:24 UT. Details are on [NASA’s website](http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html#LE2014Oct08T).
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090410.html 2009 April 10 ISS and Astronaut Credit & Copyright: Ralf Vandebergh Explanation: These two frames, taken with a video camera and a telescope, reveal remarkable details of the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting some 350 kilometers above planet Earth. Recorded during last month’s
Fun fact about the Mir space station. The Russians had stolen plans on the United States’ shuttle design. They built their own and used it several times, but that’s about it. No design modifications had to be made to the Mir space station because
If viruses are alive, how about prions? At an easier to grasp level, how about fire? And, if fire is alive, how about self-sustaining fusion reactions, like stars? I’d go for something like “self replication with ability to increase the complexity of the pattern
Nope, that’s not how it works. The raw images which come out of these observatories actually look very similar to the final product. The most significant differences between the raw and processed data are standard set of calibration corrections (to make sure the field
Tides – no, probably not. They’re caused by the moon’s gravity. A bunch of ice particles spread evenly around the equator would have a pretty weak gravitational pull, and they wouldn’t be pulling on one side of the Earth like the moon is. Light
Oh I’ve been there before, loved it waaay too much so I’m going back to see other places. Thanks for the advise though. Tsavo was lovely. Masai Mara was absolutely beautiful
Reminds me of a [Felfire Hawk](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JZFMsDJx9Fk/maxresdefault.jpg) from WoW.
This is more generally known as the Jovian chromophore problem. We think we have a pretty good understanding of why there are alternating white and brown bands, but the red stuff that make up Great Red Spot still remains a mystery. Basically, everything you
Absolute and true have issues with implying a single “real” frame of reference (as does pure, though somewhat less so). Characteristic velocity is already a thing in rocketry and in any case suggests it’s particular to a specific process, like characteristic radiation. Peculiar as
3 Things affect how much depth of field you’ll get in a photo: * Distance to subject. If it’s far enough away, then there’s not much of a focus difference between 385,000Km (The moon) or 150,000,000Km (The Sun) or infinity. In this photo, technically
at first i thought it was weird that where i am at mars was on the right side of the moon and here its on the left, then i remembered you’re upside-down.
Serious question: How is it possible for Hubble to take this shot when both Hubble and the rings are close to the solar plane while that shot appears to be taken from at least 30 degrees below the solar plane? How can the shot
Known in the scientific community by its more poetic name of [ARP 273](http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1107a/), this is an image of two galaxies caught in a gravitational clusterfuck after the smaller one passed through the larger one. What we get is a tidal pull on the lower
Can someone explain how it looks like there are two light sources for this? It seems like there’s a moon in the top right corner, casting a shadow south-west of it. But there’s also a moon on the bottom left that’s casting a shadow
>That galaxies come in very different shapes and sizes is dramatically demonstrated by this striking Hubble image of the Hickson Compact Group 59. Named by astronomer Paul Hickson in 1982, this is the 59th such collection of galaxies in his catalogue of unusually close
> Every 15 years, as seen from Earth, Saturn’s rings point toward the Earth and appear to disappear. The disappearing rings are no longer a mystery — Saturn’s rings are known to be so thin and the Earth is so near the Sun that
Probably not. You’re joking, but it’s an interresting question. It’s not exactly clear what causes ice to be slippery, but it’s probably a thin semi-liquid layer of water that exists on water-ice because the molecular bonds just don’t quite add up. The pressure and