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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #90 on: May 04, 2020, 02:19:07 PM »
The people at Nasa attached musical notes to the objects in a Hubble Space Telescope photo, and came up with this.  Real music from the stars.


This reminds of an ocean organ I heard once. It was an art installation on the seaside, I can’t to remember where that was though.  😎

Edit: Zadar, Croatia Sea Organ
There was a little girl,
            Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
            She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2020, 04:29:11 PM »
This reminds of an ocean organ I heard once. It was an art installation on the seaside, I can’t to remember where that was though.  😎

Edit: Zadar, Croatia Sea Organ


Oh, that is nice.  It just keeps on playing away, even if nobody is around.

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #92 on: May 04, 2020, 09:09:39 PM »
Oh, that is nice.  It just keeps on playing away, even if nobody is around.
I love that idea too...we may both be romantics @Rikki Gins .
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Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
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But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #93 on: May 04, 2020, 11:36:44 PM »
I came across an interesting app that allows you to see what the Hubble space telescope took a picture of on your birthday.  Here:  https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/what-did-hubble-see-on-your-birthday

Here is the photo that the telescope took on my birthday back in 2002.  It shows Arp 220, a couple of spiral galaxies that started to collide some 700 million years ago.  They are located about 250 million light-years from Earth.

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I was surprised to find these deep space photos were actually colorized by scientists.  The colors represent data, but are not what our eyes would see if we were riding along on the Hubble (or any other Nasa space photo)…

https://petapixel.com/2019/08/02/this-is-how-scientists-colorize-hubble-photos-of-deep-space/ 


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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2020, 11:46:00 PM »
Then there's this, radio telescopes pick up radio waves from space which are then turned into photo images...

https://www.gb.nrao.edu/epo/image.html

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #95 on: May 05, 2020, 01:48:27 AM »
I love that idea too...we may both be romantics @Rikki Gins .

Without a doubt, @PolkaDot!

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #96 on: May 05, 2020, 01:49:28 AM »
Then there's this, radio telescopes pick up radio waves from space which are then turned into photo images...

https://www.gb.nrao.edu/epo/image.html

Wow!

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« Reply #97 on: May 05, 2020, 08:45:55 AM »

I was surprised to find these deep space photos were actually colorized by scientists.  The colors represent data, but are not what our eyes would see if we were riding along on the Hubble (or any other Nasa space photo)…

https://petapixel.com/2019/08/02/this-is-how-scientists-colorize-hubble-photos-of-deep-space/ 
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            When she was good,
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But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #98 on: August 01, 2020, 09:49:20 PM »
Saturn and Jupiter are both near the almost Full Mon tonight.

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2020, 08:45:57 PM »
One of our spacecraft (OSIRIS REx) flew down to asteroid Bennu earlier today, where it got close enough to grab some of the surface with a probe.  It didn't land, it just got the sample and bounced back up.  It will return the sample of asteroid in 2023.

https://news.yahoo.com/osiris-rex-nasa-asteroid-mission-012812152.html

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Re: Astronomy and the Heavens
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2020, 10:02:04 PM »
One of our spacecraft (OSIRIS REx) flew down to asteroid Bennu earlier today, where it got close enough to grab some of the surface with a probe.  It didn't land, it just got the sample and bounced back up.  It will return the sample of asteroid in 2023.

https://news.yahoo.com/osiris-rex-nasa-asteroid-mission-012812152.html

That’s wild!

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« Reply #101 on: November 16, 2020, 09:29:23 PM »
Here's a link for the best way to see the meteor showers (around Dallas) on the nights they peak this year: https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/leonids.html#tb-meteor_times