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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula

    01/10/2014 5:31:50 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | January 10, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A mere seven hundred light years from Earth, in the constellation Aquarius, a sun-like star is dying. Its last few thousand years have produced the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), a well studied and nearby example of a Planetary Nebula, typical of this final phase of stellar evolution. A total of 28.5 hours of exposure time have gone in to creating this deep view of the nebula. Combining narrow band image data from emission lines of hydrogen atoms in red and oxygen atoms in blue-green hues, it shows remarkable details of the Helix's brighter inner region, about 3 light-years across,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle

    08/10/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | August 09, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Medieval Albrechtsberg castle is nestled in trees near the northern bank of the river Pielach and the town of Melk, Austria. In clearing night skies on August 12, 2012 it stood under constellations of the northern summer, including Aquarius, Aquila, and faint, compact Delphinus (above and right of center) in this west-looking skyview. The scene also captures a bright meteor above the castle walls. Part of the annual perseid meteor shower, its trail points back toward the heroic constellation Perseus high above the horizon in the early morning hours. Entering the atmosphere at about 60 kilometers per second, perseid...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Perseid over Albrechtsberg Castle

    08/24/2012 9:12:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | August 25, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Medieval Albrechtsberg castle is nestled in trees near the northern bank of the river Pielach and the town of Melk, Austria. In clearing night skies on August 12 it stood under constellations of the northern summer, including Aquarius, Aquila, and faint, compact Delphinus (above and right of center) in this west-looking skyview. The scene also captures a bright meteor above the castle walls. Part of the annual perseid meteor shower, its trail points back toward the heroic constellation Perseus high above the horizon in the early morning hours. Entering the atmosphere at about 60 kilometers per second, perseid meteors...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Helix Nebula from the VISTA Telescope

    01/31/2012 7:06:50 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | January 31, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Will our Sun look like this one day? The Helix Nebula is one of brightest and closest examples of a planetary nebula, a gas cloud created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star. The outer gasses of the star expelled into space appear from our vantage point as if we are looking down a helix. The remnant central stellar core, destined to become a white dwarf star, glows in light so energetic it causes the previously expelled gas to fluoresce. The Helix Nebula, given a technical designation of NGC 7293, lies about 700 light-years away towards...
  • West Coast rocket soars into space (Climate Satellite)

    06/12/2011 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 10th, 2011, 6:25 am · | Pat Brennan, science, environment editor
    <p>Delta II rocket carrying climate satellite blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday. Photo from NASA via AP.</p> <p>A Delta II rocket carried a climate satellite into orbit early Friday after launching from Vandenberg Air Force base.</p> <p>The satellite includes Aquarius, a large, disk-shaped instrument that will measure the salt content of the ocean surface by sensing the microwaves it emits.</p>
  • America Enters A New Dimension

    01/14/2009 9:47:48 AM PST · by mukraker · 6 replies · 316+ views
    kerrythomas.com ^ | January 14, 2009 | Kerry Thomas
    With the inaguration of Barack Hussein Obama Jr. as America’s next President, at a time when liberal Democrats now control both Houses of Congress, America has entered a new dimension – the 5th Dimension. This is the dawning of the age of Obama, oops, I mean Aquarius. Gone is the Era of Capitalism, the Evils of Bush. The Age of Contention and Confrontation is finally over. President Obama will bring a renewed sense of hope and change to America – and to the world. Peace will finally sweep the planet. Old enemies will now sit peaceably at the same table...