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rowanlim
16-08-08, 04:38
Beautiful space photos, hope y'all like them as much as I do :tmb:

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The Hubble Space Telescope provided this glimpse inside the Tarantula nebula, a dynamic celestial nursery.

In this stunning region, some 170,000 light-years away, dramatic processes of star birth and renewal unfold.

Swirling, towering concentrations of dark dust and glowing gasses are spotlighted by ultraviolet radiation.

The nebula's scale is enormous. The seahorse-shaped pillar at lower right is some 20 light-years tall—about four times the distance from our sun to Alpha Centauri, the closest star outside our solar system.

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The Perseid meteor shower fills the predawn skies near Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Perseids offer one of the year's best opportunities to spot a shooting star. Under peak conditions, up to a hundred visible meteors an hour appear to originate from the constellation Perseus.

The shower returns each August because the Earth annually passes through a field of dust and debris left in its orbital path by a crumbling comet.

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The dry Martian surface may show signs of ancient aquatic activity in this June 28 HiRISE image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The visible valley is associated with a long pit, Ophir Cavus, which also spawned a nearby valley system. This topography suggests that the pit's birth, perhaps by an ice-melting volcanic eruption, produced a substantial water flow.

The light-toned areas seen on the plains may be minerals that were deposited by flowing water.


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An artist's conception portrays the dramatic August 11 flyby that brought Cassini just 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the surface of Saturn's frigid moon Enceladus.

The spacecraft's instruments were trained on the "tiger stripe" fissures near Enceladus's south pole, which spew massive geysers of icy water vapor into space.

The geysers' have stumped scientists since their 2005 discovery. Their origins remain unknown, but they've made Enceladus one of the solar system's most intriguing destinations.

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Phytoplankton are tiny marine organisms, but when they congregate en masse the resulting swirl can be seen from space.

The Terra satellite imaged this phytoplankton bloom on August 7 off the east coast of Hokkaido, Japan.

These one-celled plants use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and nutrients into new organic compounds at the base of the ocean's food chain.

The watery bloom gets its green hue from chlorophyll and other pigments used for photosynthesis.

Link (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/08/photogalleries/space-photos-week6/index.html)

PS. I hope it's okay for me to do this thread, I didn't think that I should bump the older thread :o

MadCroy101
16-08-08, 04:45
Those are incredible:hug:

Crayons
16-08-08, 04:45
The first one is amazing! I want it for my next avatar. :D
Beautiful pictures, Rowanlim!

Dia2blo
16-08-08, 05:19
WOW!!! ok so this may sound kinda dumb (:rolleyes:) but for the first one- if you were on a planet in that system, would the sky look like that at night time? kinda random i know...:p

rowanlim
16-08-08, 05:39
WOW!!! ok so this may sound kinda dumb (:rolleyes:) but for the first one- if you were on a planet in that system, would the sky look like that at night time? kinda random i know...:p

Not a dumb question at all :) I think you'd probably see things like 2 moons etc..It would be amazing to be able to see so many pretty stars in the sky :p

Drone
16-08-08, 08:20
1st pic is very picturesque!
saw 2nd pic b4
3rd pic looks like Xen from Half-Life or Doom

4th and 5th pic are cool too. Thanks :cool:

KC Mraz
16-08-08, 08:37
Space is such an amazing thing, the pics are incredible. Thanks for sharing :tmb: :hug:

Elmer
16-08-08, 10:18
Beautiful space photos, hope y'all like them as much as I do :tmb:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/1_hubble_461.jpg


Wow!:tmb: So beautiful!
I now know whitch colors to use for my next drawing:p
Thanks Jo:)

patriots88888
16-08-08, 13:18
They are truly spectacular and beautiful. Thanks for sharing these Jo. :D

jackali
16-08-08, 13:41
They are gorgeous! Thanks for posting! :hug:

kooky
16-08-08, 15:06
Thanks for posting Rowanlim, Astronomy is one of my favorite science subjects & these pics are incredible!! :D

remote91
16-08-08, 16:22
Amazing pictures! The first one inparticular is just striking.

SamReeves
16-08-08, 16:26
Day-glo nebulas are always cool. Good find Jo. :D

Benguitar
16-08-08, 16:52
I have one!!!

http://static.desktopnexus.com/wallpapers/18022-bigthumbnail.jpg

;):D

AODdigger
16-08-08, 17:06
"near Sofia, Bulgaria" :eek: I never knew such an astonnishing sight could be seen in my country. Wow ;) They're all amazing, the first is my favorite, I feel so home when I look at it.

TombRaiderCool
16-08-08, 17:14
That is so beautiful, thanks for posting. :tmb:

EmeraldFields
16-08-08, 18:13
The first pic is gorgeous!!:)

nicola1986
16-08-08, 20:34
Wow they are really beautiful! Thanks :)

Benguitar
16-08-08, 21:52
"near Sofia, Bulgaria" :eek: I never knew such an astonnishing sight could be seen in my country. Wow ;) They're all amazing, the first is my favorite, I feel so home when I look at it.

Woa... That went over differently than I thought it would.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/

I actually meant that as a joke..

rickybazire
16-08-08, 22:22
These pictures are just beautiful. I hope there's more like this.

Muhammad
17-08-08, 08:17
These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing :tmb:

I have one!!!

http://static.desktopnexus.com/wallpapers/18022-bigthumbnail.jpg

;):D

This is AWESOME (Mac OS X Leopard default wallpaper ;) )