Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cool Crater Copernicus

Cool Crater Copernicus

From: marleenbryan,
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Cool Crater Copernicus
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Facts and history of crater Copernicus

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Check Out the new Large Hadron Collider HERE

Video from NewScientist explains the LHC in detail. A MUST view!

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Some of the first protons to be accelerated inside the Large Hadron Collider smashed into an absorbing device called a collimator at near light speed, producing a shower of particle debris recorded in this image. About an hour later the beam completed a full circuit of the 27km tunnel, to cheers from physicists (Image: CERN)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

M87 and it's gorgous jet

The giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87, NGC 4486), also called Virgo A, is one of the most remarkable objects in the sky.

Gorgeous detail of the Jet of M87 can be seen in this HST image which was processed by R. Mark Elowitz. The giant jet was discovered by H.D. Curtis of the Lick Observatory in 1918. This phenomenon extends thousands of light years (sources give 5,000, but maybe it is more as they are often based on too small distances of this galaxy; the present author would estimate 7-8,000 might be more likely). The jet is consisted of ejected gaseous material from the core of the galaxy. Polarimetric exposures of this jet have shown that its light is strongly polarized in a way which is typical for synchrotron radiation. It exhibits a continuous spectrum, and appears blue in (short exposure) color photos (as the one in J.D. Wray's Color Atlas of Galaxies). It is in violent turbulence; observations have shown apparent superluminal motion of gas clouds in this object - probably an illusion caused by the fact that the jet is pointing towards us.

While our Milky Way has the modest number of roughly 150 to 200 globulars, M87 possesses a remarkable system of several thousands of these objects: Moderate estimates such as the 1976 work quoted by Burnham give numbers of at least 4,000, while more modern values go up to 15,000, e.g. 13,000 in W.E. Harris' Globular Cluster Systems list), surrounding this giant galaxy in a conspicuous halo.

The telescopes at are able to image M87's fabulous jet as seen here in monochrome then in color images.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Big Bang Theory!

Cosmic Microwave Background Image-radiation left over from the Big Bang

The Big Bang Model as most Cosmologists understand it is seen here in this example.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Luna's best Features!

This Slideshare shows the moon's best features with some labels. Audio will be added to this sideshow in the near future! All pictures taken at

Monday, May 26, 2008

We're There!!! Phoenix Made it!!

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The first image is of the Phoenix Lander as it traverses the Martian atmosphere reading fro touchdown. The image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Absolutely amazing what humans can do. A 422 million mile journey to an Alien World and the Phoenix Space craft survives touchdown in a perfectly healthy manner. In the next 90 days we will again be awed at the science this little fellow will produce and send back to us!!
The second image is first light from the eyes of Phoenix of the Mars Polar Region.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

The beginning of the lunar eclipse from March 3rd 2007. This clip goes to about half-way.

Lunar Eclipse in Allsky Cam on March 3, 2007

Beginning of lunar eclipse the allsky cam shows a bright luna and sky. Then, during the eclipse the moon darkens as does the sky. The background stars pop out beautifully! See how the Milky Way shows up brighter during the eclipse!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Luna on April 24, 08

Earth's moon on a beautiful spring night. Several areas and craters are labeled for your easy identification. Learn these areas so that when you view Luna through your binoculars or telescope you automatically know the names! Put your cursor on the picture and left click for a larger view.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturn's Changing Rings!! 2005-2008

Saturn's rings change over the past three years. Over time the rings will nearly disappear to us observing from planet Earth.