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Picture: The Great Lakes from the Space Station
A Herd of Turtles ^

Posted on 07/10/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT by LibWhacker



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy
KEYWORDS: great; lakes; space; station

1 posted on 07/10/2014 12:30:05 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

No wonder they are called Great.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: LibWhacker

...

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man’s dreams
The islands and bays are for sportsmen

And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go, as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered

...

-Gordon Lightfoot


3 posted on 07/10/2014 12:31:55 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve seen some good views from the live viewer.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload


4 posted on 07/10/2014 12:32:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: NorthMountain

I’ve never seen them. Hope to someday. Sure made an impression on Gordon Lightfoot. Bet the fishing is good.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 12:35:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Just finished reading this last week ...... I'm still cold. Brrrrrr ...
6 posted on 07/10/2014 12:38:04 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LibWhacker

That shot is Pure Michigan


7 posted on 07/10/2014 12:38:43 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LibWhacker

I spent much of my childhood in one of the Great Lakes states. They’re wonderful; more like fresh water seas than lakes. The fishing is good; I’ve caught my share of walleyes in Lake Erie. I like them pan-fried with butter, minced onion, and lime.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 12:38:46 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SunkenCiv

FYI..


9 posted on 07/10/2014 12:42:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The democ"RAT"ic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: LibWhacker

Cool, I can almost see my Gadsden flag and FUBO roof mural.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 12:43:57 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: oh8eleven
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11 posted on 07/10/2014 12:44:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: LibWhacker

I can actually see my house from there. :)


12 posted on 07/10/2014 12:45:37 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: NorthMountain

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchigumi
The lady, it’s said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.
Great song.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 1:11:19 PM PDT by freefdny
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To: LibWhacker

It always amazes me how the atmosphere is such a thin layer between us and space.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 1:15:56 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: LibWhacker

Cool pic with great detail, thanks ...

The Niagara River, Grand Island & NY Power Reservoir are quite apparent, as are the Welland Canal and Toronto metro in Ontario.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 1:38:56 PM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: taxcontrol

Yup, to me it always seemed like the almost perfect vacuum of space would Hoover away any atmospheric gases on the Earth’s surface in the blink of an eye.

The earth’s gravity holds the atmosphere in place, but my little Hoover vacuum cleaner vacuums up all manner of things the earth is trying to hold onto, no problem. And space is the mega vacuum of all vacuums, a mega-vacuum, a giga-vacuum! I guess it’s in the math.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 1:42:27 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Cool. Paul Bunyan created the Great Lakes.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 1:43:05 PM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: LibWhacker
Fishing is great, in Lake Erie especially. It is the shallowest of the Lakes and has a huge population of perch, walleyes, steelhead, and bass just waiting to be eaten.
18 posted on 07/10/2014 1:59:08 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Oh, man. My mouth’s watering.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 2:03:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: NorthMountain

That recipe sounds wonderful. Just the way I like a recipe to be: good simple ingredients, simply cooked.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 2:07:23 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Leave the bass alone. I took my grandkids up there off Walnut creek and we caught thirty yellow, white perch, four Walleyes twenty rockies and at least sixty smallmouths. Tthrew the bass back in , but my granddaughter got two citation size. She is on the PA F&G Website. I’m not looking right now, but I think it was 25” or better. She kept yelling “Brucie, help me with this!” I told her bring it in or you lose the honor and you’ll be ashamed of yourself. Never saw a teenage girl so proud.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 2:11:22 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: LibWhacker

I’m on Erie every June. The best bass fishing in the US is Lake Erie in June.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Wow, sounds like your freezer’s full. Man, I gotta get up there.

BTW, I’m not much of a fisherman (but I like to fish when the fishin’s easy)... So, what’s the thing about bass? Are they endangered or something?


23 posted on 07/10/2014 2:35:50 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: LibWhacker

Where is the ‘greatest’ of the great lakes, Superior?
You know - Gitchiee Gummi, the shining bright sea water?

It is not on the photo.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:47 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: LibWhacker
So, what’s the thing about bass? Are they endangered or something?

They're just not as tasty as perch, walleye and trout.

25 posted on 07/10/2014 2:54:30 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Gumdrop; freefdny
Yup, Superior by far, I think. Just been reading about it... The east-west extent of the lake is just under 400 miles, while the north-south extent is just under 200 miles. Big lake!

Someone just mentioned Gitchie Gummi (see post #13). A song, is it?

26 posted on 07/10/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: JimRed

Wow, I didn’t know that. I always like to order blackened sea bass when we go out to a seafood restaurant. Had some good ones (or so I thought). Don’t think I’ve ever had walleye. They sure look like a yummy, juicy fish. Anyway, I like fish. The wifey hates it. So we rarely eat any and I’m craving it right now.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 3:00:17 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: JimRed

Okay, never mind... I just Googled it and somebody said sea bass is a lot better than bass. Guess I’ve never had bass.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: LibWhacker
A song, is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

29 posted on 07/10/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT by hecticskeptic (In life it is important to know what you believeĀ….and more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: hecticskeptic

Oh, yeah, I’ve heard of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Followed it closely in the news when it happened. I’ve even heard that song but forgot the reference to Gitchie Gummee, thanks.


30 posted on 07/10/2014 3:22:34 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to round up job stealing illegal aliens)
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To: LibWhacker

Not really endangered, it’s just they fight like hell and deserve to be let loose. The Gobi (an invasive fish) eat their eggs, so we catch’em take a nice picture (I wish I could post my grandaughter’s 26 incher but I’m testilogiccally challenged) but let them go. If you’d take the time to go to PA Fish commission and look for Sabrina Dunkelberger. She has one of the two citation fishes on there. Her brother had a citation 18’ perch there. I had a snootful of beer but wasn’t photographed.


31 posted on 07/10/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: LibWhacker

On a clear day you might see michael moore.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 10:13:55 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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33 posted on 07/11/2014 2:30:55 PM PDT by mikrofon (Astro BUMP)
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