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Old 11-07-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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I'm sure most of you are familiar with APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day), and it's probably been posted before, but here it is again for those that haven't seen it!

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091102.html

and Archives... http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html





2009 November 2
Ares 1-X Rocket Lifts Off
Credit & Copyright: Rory A. Duncan (United Space Alliance)

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Old 11-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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2009 November 6
Ring Nebula Deep Field
Credit & Copyright: Vicent Peris (DSA / OAUV / PixInsight), Jack Harvey (DSA / SSRO),
Steve Mazlin (DSA / SSRO), Jose Luis Lamadrid (DSA / ceFca), Ana Guijarro (CAHA), RECTA, DSA.
2009 October 22
Moon and Planets in the Morning
Credit & Copyright: Stefan Seip (TWAN)
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:33 AM   #3
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2009 November 3
Seven Sisters Versus California
Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)
2009 October 28
JKCS041: The Farthest Galaxy Cluster Yet Measured
Credit: X-ray: NASA, CXC, INAF, S. Andreon et al.; Optical: DSS, ESO/VLT
2009 October 26
Galaxy Zoo Catalogs the Universe
Credit & Copyright: SDSS, Galaxy Zoo; Composite: Richard Nowell & Hannah Hutchins
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:36 AM   #4
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I like the Ring Nebula ...it looks like a spiral in the center Very lovely
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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2009 October 21
Martian Dust Devil Trails
Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA
2009 October 15
Fireball Meteor Over Groningen
Credit & Copyright: Robert Mikaelyan
2009 October 14
Pleiades and Stardust
Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)
2009 October 12
Stars Over Easter Island
Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Guisard (Los Cielos de Chile), TWAN
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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I like the Ring Nebula ...it looks like a spiral in the center Very lovely


Yep, me too! Just go to the link in my first post, then scroll down to archives and click on that. They have pictures going back to 1995 at least! Awesome!
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:00 AM   #7
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Hay Dan....go to 2007 May 28 ..the hole in Mars.....What the heck is that?
And post it...because I cannot...argh
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:11 AM   #8
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2007 May 28
A Hole in Mars
Credit: NASA, JPL, U. Arizona Explanation: Black spots have been discovered on Mars that are so dark that nothing inside can be seen. Quite possibly, the spots are entrances to deep underground caves capable of protecting Martian life, were it to exist. The unusual hole pictured above was found on the slopes of the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons. The above image was captured three weeks ago by the HiRISE instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling Mars. The holes were originally identified on lower resolution images from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, The above hole is about the size of a football field and is so deep that it is completely unilluminated by the Sun. Such holes and underground caves might be prime targets for future spacecraft, robots, and even the next generation of human interplanetary explorers.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:13 AM   #9
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That is so strange looking to me And it must be HUGE!
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:13 AM   #10
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This feature on Mars is a candidate cavern entrance. It is northeast of Arsia Mons – one of the four giant Tharsis volcanoes on the red planet. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:16 AM   #12
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2007 September 28
A Hole in Mars Close Up
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:17 AM   #13
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Now how do they know that's a volcano? Wouldn't it have a mountainous peak? it looks flat to the surface.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:18 AM   #14
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It's not a volcano, it's just near volcanos.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:21 AM   #16
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I like the last picture where you can actually see an inside wall going down!
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:22 AM   #17
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Yeah..me too. Wonder what is down there
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:27 AM   #18
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:35 AM   #21
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2009 October 7
A Double Ringed Basin on Mercury
Credit: NASA/JHU APL/CIW
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2009 November 7
Stickney Crater
Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA Explanation: Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, is named for Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, mathematician and wife of astronomer Asaph Hall. Asaph Hall discovered both the Red Planet's moons in 1877. Over 9 kilometers across, Stickney is nearly half the diameter of Phobos itself, so large that the impact that blasted out the crater likely came close to shattering the tiny moon. This stunning, enhanced-color image of Stickney and surroundings was recorded by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it passed within some six thousand kilometers of Phobos in March of 2008. Even though the surface gravity of asteroid-like Phobos is less than 1/1000th Earth's gravity, streaks suggest loose material has slid down inside the crater walls over time. Light bluish regions near the crater's rim could indicate a relatively freshly exposed surface. The origin of the curious grooves along the surface is mysterious but may be related to the crater-forming impact.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:44 AM   #23
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2009 February 6
Space Station in the Moon
Credit & Copyright: Eric J. Zbinden Explanation: On February 2nd, a first quarter Moon shone in planet Earth's early evening sky. As seen from a location on the US west coast near Mt. Hamilton, California, the International Space Station also arched above the horizon, crossing in front of the Moon's sunlit surface. The space station's transit lasted 0.49 seconds.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:11 AM   #24
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2008 June 23
The International Space Station Expands Again
Credit: STS-124 Shuttle Crew, NASA
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:24 AM   #25
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I like the colors in this one

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