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avatar The Milky Way
March 29, 2010 08:33PM

This photograph was produced by European Southern Observatory.
http://www.eso.org/gallery/v/ESOPIA/Paranal/vlt-mw-potw-hires.tif.html
avatar Re: The Milky Way
March 29, 2010 09:09PM
Wow. Astronomy sure makes one feel small and insignificant.
avatar Re: The Milky Way
March 29, 2010 09:16PM
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Dave
Wow. Astronomy sure makes one feel small and insignificant.

Check out this milky way poster:

http://www.posterart.com/ourposters/images/YouAreHere.jpg



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: The Milky Way
March 29, 2010 10:18PM
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Frank Furter
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Dave
Wow. Astronomy sure makes one feel small and insignificant.

Check out this milky way poster
I had that poster in the 1960's

How about the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image:


For those unfamiliar with this picture; those are all galaxies (except for one star in the middle). Take a regular straight pin and hold it at arms length. The area of the sky covered by that pinhead is the same size as the area of sky the picture was taken in. You are looking back in time almost 13 billion years.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2010 10:19PM by Dave.
avatar Re: The Milky Way
March 29, 2010 11:53PM
Which brings us to:


avatar Re: The Milky Way
March 30, 2010 12:55AM
Saturday evnin and Sunday evnin Mercury and Venus will be very, very close in the sky (yet 50 million miles apart) so when the sun goes down, keep looking, hopefully it won't be cloudy
avatar Re: The Milky Way
March 30, 2010 07:06AM
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