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2017-07-14, 12:55
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Astronomy Picture of the Day
In case you are interested in Astronomy, this is a really cool site with a new commented picture every day:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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2017-07-14, 13:42
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(2017-07-14 12:55)Baba Yaga Wrote:  In case you are interested in Astronomy, this is a really cool site with a new commented picture every day:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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Wow. And extremely hi res too. Good find.
Hope they'll have some of Juno's Red Spot pics soon. All I've seen are lo-res media pics.

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2017-07-14, 13:51
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A great resource and a website I have checked regularly for many years now.

Some great high-res images, many of of which I've pinched for wallpaper on my PC, and some entertaining 3D stereo anaglyphs - now where did I put those red/cyan glasses?

Check this out: -

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161125.html

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2017-07-14, 13:55
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(2017-07-14 13:42)timster Wrote:  
(2017-07-14 12:55)Baba Yaga Wrote:  In case you are interested in Astronomy, this is a really cool site with a new commented picture every day:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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Wow. And extremely hi res too. Good find.
Hope they'll have some of Juno's Red Spot pics soon. All I've seen are lo-res media pics.

Until then you might want to check the June 7th entry under archives...
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2017-07-14, 14:00
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Smile
Now if only wallpaper could be an animation...

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2017-07-14, 21:50
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It still blows my mind that each speck of light in that photo is a star and is light years away from its nearest neighbour!

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2017-07-14, 21:56 (This post was last modified: 2017-07-14 21:57 by mickc.)
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(2017-07-14 14:00)timster Wrote:  Smile
Now if only wallpaper could be an animation...

It was possible in the days of Vista so it may be a possible tweak.

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(2017-07-14 12:55)Baba Yaga Wrote:  In case you are interested in Astronomy, this is a really cool site with a new commented picture every day:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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Very nice. Cheers for the link, BY.

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2017-07-15, 09:07
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(2017-07-14 21:50)moomintroll Wrote:  It still blows my mind that each speck of light in that photo is a star and is light years away from its nearest neighbour!

Even more mind blowing when you look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field images and realise that each tiny speck of light is an entire galaxy each containing at least 100 thousand million stars!!!!

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140605.html

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2017-07-15, 09:54
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(2017-07-15 09:07)Donald Wrote:  
(2017-07-14 21:50)moomintroll Wrote:  It still blows my mind that each speck of light in that photo is a star and is light years away from its nearest neighbour!

Even more mind blowing when you look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field images and realise that each tiny speck of light is an entire galaxy each containing at least 100 thousand million stars!!!!

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140605.html

Yes, I love that image, Donald. I recall seeing it at an exhibition several years ago, where it was displayed in an art gallery and about 6 x 4 feet in size. Wonderful.

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