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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Starburst Galaxy IC 10
NASA ^ | January 04, 2012 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 01/04/2012 7:09:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Lurking behind dust and stars near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, IC 10 is a mere 2.3 million light-years distant. Even though its light is dimmed by intervening dust, the irregular dwarf galaxy still shows off vigorous star-forming regions that shine with a telltale reddish glow in this colorful skyscape. In fact, also a member of the Local Group of galaxies, IC 10 is the closest known starburst galaxy. Compared to other Local Group galaxies, IC 10 has a large population of newly formed stars that are massive and intrinsically very bright, including a luminous X-ray binary star system thought to contain a black hole. Located within the boundaries of the northern constellation Cassiopeia, IC 10 is about 5,000 light-years across.

January 04, 2012

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; cassiopeia; falsecolor; science
[Credit & Copyright: Dietmar Hager, Torsten Grossmann]

1 posted on 01/04/2012 7:10:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

What about the Jolly Ranchers galaxy?
Best Short Astronomy Videos: APOD editor to speak in New York City on Friday, January 6

2 posted on 01/04/2012 7:20:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks, Civ.

This may come as a surprise, but I have a bone to pick. A mere 5,000 light years wide and it still gets to be a galaxy while Pluto gets kicked to the curb.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 7:21:19 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
What about the Jolly Ranchers galaxy?

Lol.

4 posted on 01/04/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: SunkenCiv
also a member of the Local Group of galaxies, IC 10

"Check for the Union label..."

5 posted on 01/04/2012 7:31:16 PM PST by mikrofon (Astro BUMP)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very cool! Thank You for sharing these pictures. They put life in a completely different perspective.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 7:31:16 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very cool! Thank You for sharing these pictures. They put life in a completely different perspective.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 7:31:25 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very cool! Thank You for sharing these pictures. They put life in a completely different perspective.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 7:31:35 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very cool! Thank You for sharing these pictures. They put life in a completely different perspective.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 7:31:35 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very cool! Thank You for sharing these pictures. They put life in a completely different perspective.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 7:32:03 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: SunkenCiv

2012. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...


11 posted on 01/04/2012 7:34:11 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Kryn-Man
Sorry for the repetition. New I-Pad operator error.
12 posted on 01/04/2012 7:38:00 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: SunkenCiv

bump


13 posted on 01/04/2012 7:50:54 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fabulous! Thank you.
Those who belong to Christ, who MADE it all, will spend ETERNITY with Him, developing it. The misguided souls frantically searching for other inhabited planets in hopes of finding something that might kick God out of the picture are chasing a mirage, and doomed to failure.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 8:06:51 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

This is also not a religion forum topic, and I didn’t ping you here, so don’t bother pretending that I did by thanking me.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 8:13:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Kryn-Man

Don’t you mean i-i-i-i-i-Pad? ;’) No harm done, thanks for the kind remarks.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 8:25:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: bigheadfred

Yeah, what’s up with that? :’)


17 posted on 01/04/2012 8:28:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: mikrofon

Only ten integrated circuits in the whole galaxy.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 8:30:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: pabianice
;') [singing] two thousand uno du'os party over says the lights of heaven /
tonight i'm gonna party like it's two thousand eleven
December 20, 2012

19 posted on 01/04/2012 8:30:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Eeekk, its Parallax!


20 posted on 01/04/2012 9:11:44 PM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: SunkenCiv
IC 10 is a mere 2.3 million light-years distant.

Just a weekend adventure.
A change of undies a toothbrush and a pair of swim trunks is all you'd need.

Oh, and a towel. Never go anywhere without a towel.

21 posted on 01/05/2012 12:49:09 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Another Beauty! Thank You!


22 posted on 01/05/2012 6:41:11 AM PST by left that other site
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To: TigersEye

I see someone else has read “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galazy (Don’t Panic).”


23 posted on 01/05/2012 7:25:07 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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Click the Pic

It’s going to be a beautiful day to support Free Republic

Donating monthly
Will End Freepathons!

24 posted on 01/05/2012 8:06:37 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SunkenCiv

Beautiful. When we retire in NM I think I’ll get a good telescope, since maybe there will be little enough light to see the night sky.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 9:15:29 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: ixtl

Yes, all of them. I especially liked the part where the troublemakers on a planet had been tricked into thinking the planet was doomed and they all got on a spaceship to nowhere. Can we please do that with liberals? ;^)


26 posted on 01/05/2012 2:10:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dear Sunk,
When I got your snarky reply to a comment I made on another thread, I decided that I would not respond, since it seemed you merely have a chip on your shoulder approaching the size of an entire Sequoia tree. But when you vented your “chip” again, on a second thread, I changed my mind.

Just a hunch, mind you, but you come across as a guy with a severe case of Redbutt against God for some reason. I’d guess that you are a staunch promoter of the fraudulent and foundationless “Separation of Church and State” crock! You apparently want Christians to shut up, go off in a corner and die!

To my mind, Jim Robinson and The Mods call the shots as to what is acceptable for threads, replys and comments on all FR threads. If the day should come when Believers are required to “park their faith and beliefs at the door” when they enter the FR site, IMHO, FR will have begun a slide into irrelevance.

If you don’t want to be confronted with any mention or thoughts of a Diety before Whom we will ALL someday answer; ignore those comments which would offend you.....just as I and many like me do our best to ignore, evade and rise above the constant and unavoidable profanity, vulgarity and sacriligiosity with which we are bombarded nearly every moment of every day, everywhere we go.

Very sincerely, and with genuine concern for your eternal well-being,
Tommy Tucker


27 posted on 01/05/2012 5:26:45 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

No, you’re a thread hijacker, a troll, and a stalker. And shove your santimonious self-righteous gift of mind-reading and prophecy up your tailpipe.


28 posted on 01/05/2012 6:52:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: diamond6; TigersEye; left that other site; brytlea

:’) Thanks!


29 posted on 01/05/2012 6:55:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I rest my case!


30 posted on 01/05/2012 7:28:21 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Kryn-Man

I would make a snarky comment about repeat postings but then you would know I am jealous of your new IPad... ;) Wow, congrats and darnit, why didn’t I get one? I must have been on Santa’s naughty list. :)


31 posted on 01/06/2012 9:54:44 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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