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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Goat Aurora Over Greenland
NASA ^ | October 03, 2012 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 10/03/2012 3:19:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Sometimes it's hard to believe what you see in the sky. During the Shelios Expedition to Greenland in late August, even veteran sky enthusiasts saw auroras so colorful, so fast changing, and so unusual in form that they could remember nothing like it. As the ever changing auroras evolved, huge shapes spread across the sky morphed from one familiar form into another, including what looked to be the head of a goat (shown above), the head of an elephant, a strange green-tailed comet, and fingers on a celestial hand. Even without the aurora, the sky would be notable for the arching band of our Milky Way Galaxy and the interesting field of stars, nebulas, and galaxies. In contrast, in the foreground is a farm house in Tasiusaq, Kujalleq. Greenland. The Shelios project exists not only to observe auroras but to motivate students to consider a career in science.

October 03, 2012

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; aurora; greenland; kujalleq; science; sheliosproject; tasiusaq
[Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN)]

1 posted on 10/03/2012 3:19:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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That’s no goat. That’s a dragon.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 3:23:59 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: SunkenCiv

3 posted on 10/03/2012 3:28:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv
October 03, 2012


4 posted on 10/03/2012 3:30:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

5 posted on 10/03/2012 3:31:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ETL

6 posted on 10/03/2012 3:55:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: vollmond

Goat History

CONDOM HISTORY

Interesting piece of history!

In 1272, the Arabic Islamic Muslims invented the condom, using a goat’s lower intestine...
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In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.

Hey . . . Don’t thank me, I do this as a public service for the advancement of education.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 3:57:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks more like a dragon to me.............


8 posted on 10/03/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: JoeProBono

That was fast........You’re ba-a-a-a-a-d.......


9 posted on 10/03/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can you imagine a primitive culture observing phenomena like this? The myths it would inspire? The sense of awe and vulnerability?


10 posted on 10/03/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: JoeProBono

What is the goat doing inside the home of that lonely and isolated farmer?


11 posted on 10/03/2012 6:50:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: IronJack
Can you imagine a primitive culture observing phenomena like this? The myths it would inspire? The sense of awe and vulnerability?


12 posted on 10/03/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: IronJack

13 posted on 10/03/2012 6:57:17 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SunkenCiv
A goathead in the stars. Now there's a trip down FR Memory Lane. Posted right before the debate, too.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 7:07:40 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: JoeProBono; ETL

15 posted on 10/03/2012 7:53:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

Soooo pretty, Sunky! Thank you!!


16 posted on 10/03/2012 11:42:17 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Vaquero

I am sitting in a dentist’s waiting room that is full trying not to laugh out loud hysterically at your goat intestine joke.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 11:54:58 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: JoeProBono

The resemblance is remarkable. How much is that goatee in the window?


18 posted on 10/03/2012 12:01:17 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: BenLurkin

19 posted on 10/03/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Chaguito

20 posted on 10/03/2012 1:29:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv; JoeProBono; ETL

21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:14:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: Red Badger
said, "Looks more like a dragon to me............."

Ditto

22 posted on 10/04/2012 6:12:40 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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