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    Galactic Images

    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:27 pm

    As 2012 approaches, much has been discussed and said about the Galactic Center, Gaia, our Solar system and the Milky Way in which we reside. So, I'm thinking, how best to learn about something not only through pictures and images but also through visualization. I want to visualize these places where hopefully soon I will visit as a Starhuman. I'm dedicating this thread for images and also information about our Galactic Center on through the Milky Way and far beyond into the Universe. You are welcome to share, contribute and be creative to your fullest potential. We have no limits.

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    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:29 pm



    He I (1.43 micron) and K_continuum (2.29 micron) two-color mosaic image

    This image is 80" x 80" and was created from only five pointings of the telescope in each filter and consumed just 20 minutes of telescope time. The LGS-AO system allowed the artificial guide star to be positioned at the center of each pointing.
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    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:34 pm

    Stellar Orbits in the Central Parsec



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    A 2.2 micron animation of the stellar orbits in the central parsec. Images taken from the years 1995 through 2008 are used to track specific stars orbiting the proposed black hole at the center of the Galaxy. These orbits, and a simple application of Kepler's Laws, provide the best evidence yet for a supermassive black hole, which has a mass of 4 million times the mass of the Sun. Especially important are the stars S0-2, which has an orbital period of only 15.78 years, and S0-16, which comes a mere 90 astronomical units from the black hole.
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    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:37 pm

    Stellar Orbits in the Central Arcsec



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    The orbits of stars within the central 1.0 X 1.0 arcseconds of our Galaxy. In the background, the central portion of a diffraction-limited image taken in 2008 is displayed. While every star in this image has been seen to move over the past 14 years, estimates of orbital parameters are only possible for the seven stars that have had significant curvature detected. The annual average positions for these seven stars are plotted as colored dots, which have increasing color saturation with time. Also plotted are the best fitting simultaneous orbital solutions. These orbits provide the best evidence yet for a supermassive black hole, which has a mass of 4 million times the mass of the Sun.
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    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:50 pm

    How about something Beautiful from within our universe! I love this image :)

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    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:52 pm

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    Post  Nebula on Fri May 21, 2010 11:56 pm

    Infrared Detection of The Supermassive Black Hole




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    The first detection of infrared (3.8 micron) light from plasma falling onto the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The location of the black hole is marked with an arrow. The brightness variations, which occur on timescales as short as 40 minutes, reveal that the plasma is much more energetic than previously believed, showing that violent events occur almost continually.
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    Re: Galactic Images

    Post  Nebula on Sat May 22, 2010 12:16 am

    The Galactic Center

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    Re: Galactic Images

    Post  Inanna on Sun May 23, 2010 4:17 pm

    Such a Cool thread, Nebula!!! and ..... btw ..... i really like your new avatar too ..... it always makes me think of Aslan from the "Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (C.S. Lewis from the Chronicles of Narnia...do you know him?). it really IS a nice looking lion, Nebs! LOL

    love,

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    Post  Nebula on Mon May 24, 2010 6:36 am

    Inanna wrote:Such a Cool thread, Nebula!!! and ..... btw ..... i really like your new avatar too ..... it always makes me think of Aslan from the "Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (C.S. Lewis from the Chronicles of Narnia...do you know him?). it really IS a nice looking lion, Nebs! LOL

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    Thanks Bobbi! :) Like the new name. At first i kinda wondered whose this Inanna that knows me, but i figured it out! :lol!: Yes the lion is Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia series, I like him too :) I haven't read any of C.S. Lewis books, just watched the movie. You are welcome to add or contribute to this thread.

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    Re: Galactic Images

    Post  Nebula on Thu May 27, 2010 3:41 am



    This image provided Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by NASA shows an eruptive prominence blasting away from the sun, upper left, March 30, 2010 observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. NASA on Wednesday unveiled the first images from the new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms, and scientists say they're already learning new things. (AP Photo/NASA)
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    Post  Nebula on Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:26 am

    Satellite eye on Earth: May 2010 courtesy Guardian.Co.Uk / Nasa


    Sunlight illuminates the lingering oil slick off the Mississippi delta on 24 May, 2010. In this image, oil smooths the ocean surface, making the Sun’s reflection brighter in some places, and reducing the scattering of sunlight in other places. As a result, the oil slick is brighter than the surrounding water in some places (image centre), and darker in others (lower right). The tip of the Mississippi delta is surrounded by muddy water that appears light tan. Bright white ribbons of oil streak across this sediment-laden water. A small, dark plume along the edge of the slick, not far from the original location of the Deepwater Horizon rig, indicates a possible controlled burn of oil on the ocean surface


    This panorama was taken by an astronaut looking south-east across the South American continent when the International Space Station (ISS) was almost directly over the Atacama desert near Chile’s Pacific coast. The high plains (3,000–5,000 metres) of the Andes mountains appear in the foreground, with a line of young volcanoes (dashed line) facing the much lower Atacama desert (1,000–2,000m elevation). Several salt-crusted dry lakes occupy the basins between major thrust faults in the Puna. The largest of these, Salar de Arizaro, is seen in the foreground in this view. The Atlantic Ocean coastline, where Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires sits along the Río de la Plata, is dimly visible at image top left
    Photograph: ISS/NASA


    New eruptions from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano have produced a 1,600km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic. The brownish plume, travelling east and then south, is clearly visible in stark contrast to white clouds framing this Envisat image from 6 May 2010
    Photograph: Envisat/ESA



    ust plumes blew off the coast of Libya and over the Mediterranean Sea on 13 May, 2010. Thick dust blows northwards off the African coast, past the island of Kriti (Crete), and toward Peloponnisos (Peloponnese). In places, the dust is thick enough to completely hide the land or sea surface below. Source points for the dust storm are not obvious in this image, and the dust may have arisen far inland. More than 90% of Libya’s land surface is desert or semi-desert, and sand seas sprawl over much of the country’s arid interior
    Photograph: MODIS/Aqua/NASA


    On 24 May, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer on Nasa’s Terra satellite captured this false-colour, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi river delta. Ribbons and patches of oil that have leaked from the Deepwater Horizon well offshore are silver against the light blue colour of the adjacent water. Vegetation is red. In the sunglint region of a satellite image - where the mirror-like reflection of the Sun gets blurred into a wide, bright strip - any differences in the texture of the water surface are enhanced. Oil smooths the water, making it a better 'mirror'. Oil-covered waters are very bright in this image, but, depending on the viewing conditions (time of day, satellite viewing angle, slick location), oil-covered water may look darker rather than brighter
    Photograph: Aster/NASA



    Early in the dry season in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on 13 May, 2010, Modis satellites detected hundreds of active fires - marked here with red dots - in southern DRC and north-eastern Angola, a sign that the agricultural burning season was in full swing. More than half of the gross domestic product of DRC comes from the agricultural sector, and fire is a key part of farming in most of Africa. People burn crop residue to clear fields after harvest, and forest and other natural vegetation to clear new land for farming. Fire is also used to drive game and grazing animals to new locations and to stimulate new growth in pastures. This annual burning has taken place for hundreds - possibly thousands - of years, and is not necessarily hazardous. But it can have a strong influence on air quality and public health, as well as on climate and natural resources
    Photograph: MODIS/NASA


    This image shows the straits of Florida, where the loop current flows eastward out of the Gulf of Mexico (visible west of Florida) before joining the Gulf Stream and flowing along the eastern coastlines of the US and Newfoundland
    Photograph: MERIS/Envisat/ESA
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    Re: Galactic Images

    Post  Nebula on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:50 am

    I just found a most interesting link on av2 to a thread on GLP. There is a humongous amount of info compiled by this guy called Sickscent. (much gratitude). I thought this would compliment this thread quite well. So whomever would like to journey further...here goes............. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1023724/pg1
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    Post  Nebula on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:03 am

    I borrowed this from Bashi on av2...

    Wisconsin Northern lights

    The Geomag storm on the 29th produced auroras as far south as to Wisconsin:


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    Post  Nebula on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:10 am

    The IBEX Ribbon: Are we in for a new era in the Sun's voyage through the Galaxy?



    May 26, 2010

    The Sun traveling through the Galaxy happens to cross at the present time a blob of gas about ten light-years across, with a temperature of 6-7 thousand degrees kelvin. This so-called Local Interstellar Cloud is immersed in a much larger expanse of a million-degree hot gas, named the Local Bubble. The energetic neutral atoms (ENA) are generated by charge exchange at the interface between the two gaseous media. ENA can be observed provided the Sun is close enough to the interface. The apparent Ribbon of ENA discovered by the IBEX satellite can be explained by a geometric effect: one observes many more ENA by looking along a line-of-sight almost tangent to the interface than by looking in the perpendicular direction. (Source: SRC/Tentaris,ACh/Maciej Frolow)

    Is the Sun going to enter soon a million-degree galactic cloud of interstellar gas? Scientists from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Los Alamos Labs, Southwest Research Institute, and Boston University suggest that the Ribbon of enhanced emissions of Energetic Neutral Atoms, discovered last year by a NASA Small Explorer satellite IBEX, could be explained by a geometric effect coming up because of approach of the Sun to the boundary between the Local Cloud of interstellar gas and another cloud of a very hot gas called the Local Bubble. If this hypothesis is correct, IBEX is catching matter from a hot neighboring interstellar cloud, which the Sun might enter in a hundred years.

    http://www.physorg.com/news194079881.html
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    (GRB) 110328A

    Post  Eric B on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:34 pm



    he Chandra team was able to reset the telescope's schedule to observe GRB 110328A early in the morning of Monday, April 4th for a period of just over four hours.

    Located in the constellation Draco, visible from Northern Hemisphere.
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    Re: Galactic Images

    Post  Eric B on Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:53 pm




    Explanation: Hanny's Voorwerp, Dutch for "Hanny's Object", is enormous, about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Glowing strongly in the greenish light produced by ionized oxygen atoms, the mysterious voorwerp is below spiral galaxy IC 2497 in this view from the Hubble Space Telescope. Both lie at a distance of some 650 million light-years in the faint constellation Leo Minor. In fact, the enormous green cloud is now suspected to be part of a tidal tail of material illuminated by a quasar inhabiting the center of IC 2497. Powered by a massive black hole, the quasar suddenly turned off, leaving only galaxy and glowing voorwerp visible in telescopes at optical wavelengths. The sharp Hubble image also resolves a star forming region in the voorwerp, seen in yellow on the side near IC 2497. That region was likely compressed by an outflow of gas driven from the galaxy's core. The remarkable mystery object was discovered by Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel in 2007 while participating online in the Galaxy Zoo project. Galaxy Zoo enlists the public to help classify galaxies found in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and more recently in deep Hubble imagery.




    Another group of Zooites found green "peas" in theirs, and dubbed themselves the "Peas-Corp."
    The peas turned out to be small, round green galaxies about a tenth the size of the Milky Way. These are now believed to be the most efficient star factories in the universe, forming huge numbers of stars in a hurry.
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    Post  Eric B on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:54 pm

    NASA will hold a special NASA Science Update at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, April 28, to discuss the unprecedented journey of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft to the edge of our solar system.

    The event will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington and will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed at http://www.nasa.gov. In addition, the event will be carried live on Ustream, with a live chat box available, at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2.

    After 33 years in space, the spacecraft are still operating and returning data from about 16 billion kilometers (10 billion miles) away from our sun. The Voyagers also carry a collection of images and sounds from Earth as a message to possible life elsewhere in the galaxy.
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    Re: Galactic Images

    Post  Eric B on Wed May 04, 2011 1:10 am



    PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has reached its official approach phase to the asteroid Vesta and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for an expected July 16 orbital encounter. The large asteroid is known as a protoplanet - a celestial body that almost formed into a planet.

    At the start of this three-month final approach to this massive body in the asteroid belt, Dawn is 1.21 million kilometers (752,000 miles) from Vesta, or about three times the distance between Earth and the moon. During the approach phase, the spacecraft's main activity will be thrusting with a special, hyper-efficient ion engine that uses electricity to ionize and accelerate xenon. The 12-inch-wide ion thrusters provide less thrust than conventional engines, but will provide propulsion for years during the mission and provide far greater capability to change velocity.

    "We feel a little like Columbus approaching the shores of the New World," said Christopher Russell, Dawn principal investigator, based at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). "The Dawn team can't wait to start mapping this Terra Incognita."
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    Pope Benedict makes call to International Space Station

    Post  Eric B on Sat May 21, 2011 12:48 pm

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13483829
    Pope Benedict has made the first papal phone call to space, speaking to the 12 astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station from the Vatican. May 21 2011
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