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Photograph of the Milky Way taken in Greenhead, Western Australia
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Posted on 08/16/2013 10:04:31 AM PDT by LibWhacker

A close-up view of the central bulge of the Milky Way Galaxy, partially obscured by a dark jagged swath of intervening gas and dust. Magnifico!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy
KEYWORDS: australia; greenhead; milkyway; photograph

1 posted on 08/16/2013 10:04:31 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

How Great Thou Art;
Verse 1:
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Refrain:
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Verse 2:
When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:
(Repeat Refrain.)
Verse 3:
And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:
(Repeat Refrain.)
Verse 4:
When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!
(Repeat Refrain.)


2 posted on 08/16/2013 10:10:25 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: LibWhacker

Cool beans.


3 posted on 08/16/2013 10:11:39 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: LibWhacker
..and obscured by silhouettes.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 10:12:22 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: LibWhacker

Now why doesn’t my backyard in NJ look like that???????


5 posted on 08/16/2013 10:12:55 AM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: LibWhacker

6 posted on 08/16/2013 10:13:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LibWhacker

...and some say we are alone in the Universe...that’s impossible!


7 posted on 08/16/2013 10:17:37 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

lol


8 posted on 08/16/2013 10:34:44 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 1217Chic

When I go outside at night, I can only see a couple of hundred stars, tops. No Milky Way, no Andromeda, pretty sad. Gotta get back to the country someday real soon!


9 posted on 08/16/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I’m in Hunterdon County...whats left of “country in NJ”.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 10:49:23 AM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: LibWhacker
Wow, I just saw me and the First lady in that picture. That's amazing photography.

5.56mm

11 posted on 08/16/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: LibWhacker
The first time I ever saw a vivid night sky was on a night we were staying on Marathon Key which is about half way between Miami and Key West.It was a cool (for the Keys,at least) and clear night and I was awestruck.Seeing that kind of thing in a place like the Australian outback (zero population,zero civilization,zero clouds/pollution) would be amazing.
12 posted on 08/16/2013 11:21:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: LibWhacker

One of these days I am going to make a trip to one of those ever shrinking “dark sky” areas where I can, like this picture, take in the glories of God’s Heaven! We see so little of it in our everyday lives that I think it is one of the reasons we have lost our sense of proportion in relation to the universe and our sense of reverence for the Creator. It is easy to forget and dismiss when you never have to see the infinite.


13 posted on 08/16/2013 11:30:20 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: LibWhacker

The road to infinity.

14 posted on 08/16/2013 11:41:44 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: LibWhacker

If we are part of the Milky Way, how do we “see” the Milky Way?


15 posted on 08/16/2013 11:56:34 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
If we are part of the Milky Way, how do we “see” the Milky Way?

Same way we can see much of the Solar System that Earth is a part of.

You just can't see 100% of it at any one moment or direction.

For a smaller scale analogy, let's say you are part of a big crowd on the street.

You can see some of it in front of you, but a lot of it is behind you....and much of the crowd is hidden by people who block your view.

.

16 posted on 08/16/2013 12:12:44 PM PDT by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: LibWhacker

bttt


17 posted on 08/16/2013 12:15:41 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: LibWhacker
The person on the left and this guy. Coincidence? I think not.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: LibWhacker

I live in the middle of a very dark area. Lately I have been playing with some Generation 3+ night vision equipment and one clear night I pointed it up at the heavens. Wow. You have no idea how much more there is up there. And satellites! I was seeing them mostly headed north every few minutes. Sometimes one would go south on the same track. Then a big reddish one came west to east.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 12:41:14 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: LibWhacker

When I was Active Duty Navy and out to Sea you could see Untold numbers of stars and other things when the ship went to “Darken Ship” (usually after 0100).


20 posted on 08/16/2013 12:42:43 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: LibWhacker

Gorgeous image except for the dark jagged swaths of intervening gas and dust silhouettes obscuring the lower part ....


21 posted on 08/16/2013 2:00:43 PM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: LibWhacker; SunkenCiv

Awesome Pic Ping!


22 posted on 08/16/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks houeto, extra to APoD.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 4:21:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: LibWhacker; SunkenCiv

From the Australian group, The Church. Cool pics of stars/Milky Way on the video:

The Church - Under The Milky Way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA54NBtPKdI

Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty,
Sound of their breath fades with the light.
I think about the loveless fascination,
Under the milky way tonight.

Lower the curtain down in Memphis,
Lower the curtain down all right.
I got no time for private consultation,
Under the milky way tonight.

Wish I knew what you were looking for.
Might have known what you would find.

And it’s something quite peculiar,
Something that’s shimmering and white.
Leads you here despite your destination,
Under the milky way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for.
Might have known what you would find.
Wish I knew what you were looking for.
Might have known what you would find.

Under the milky way tonight.

And it’s something quite peculiar,
Something that’s shimmering and white.
Leads you here despite your destination,
Under the milky way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for.
Might have known what you would find.
Wish I knew what you were looking for.
Might have known what you would find.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 4:40:35 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: BCW
...and some say we are alone in the Universe...that’s impossible!

But but but the Bible doesn't mention space aliens, so there can't be life elsewhere, unless it's demons. There can't there can't there CAN'T!!!

25 posted on 08/17/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Mike Darancette

Wonderous!


26 posted on 08/17/2013 8:42:20 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: BCW
The Fermi paradox Link
27 posted on 08/17/2013 8:46:19 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: eartrumpet

The north-south tracks are mostly spy satellites. As the earth turns under the plane of the orbit each track views a different slice of the surface, allowing everywhere to fall under its watchful eye twice a day.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 8:49:08 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: LibWhacker; mickie
I see Saint Trayvon's face in that mass....yes I do.

Leni

29 posted on 08/17/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: beaversmom
Hi Beaversmom,

I don't have words adequate to tell you how much I appreciate your posting the Church video link "Under The Milky Way".

I was just sitting here this morning checking email and reading FReep and having a cup of coffee, and now I've got tears streaming down my cheeks and I can't move... Not sure exactly why it had such a profound effect on me, today in particular... Maybe it's because I'm going through some heavy-duty life changes (relationship, job, living alone again)... or maybe it was just the right thing at the right time...

But seeing the majesty of God's Creation presented in such a powerful way (the motion of the stars, including clouds and the occasional aircraft or meteor, and the aurora) was just overwhelming. The song was very good; not my personal style but enjoyable and very well done. On the other hand, the video simply took my breath away and hasn't given it back yet.

My day is completely changed, and I feel my life has been enriched considerably.

Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You

Most sincerely and gratefully, Dayglored

30 posted on 08/17/2013 9:20:20 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the pings..


31 posted on 08/18/2013 2:40:29 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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