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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:11 am

I really love this one of the Carina Nebula:

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I have this as my wallpaper now. The colors are just right, and there's just so much neat stuff in the picture. Most of space is empty and cold but this region looks quite happening.

If you find any other cool astronomy photos, post them in this thread.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Doctor X » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:20 am

Turn around and I will get a picture of Uranus . . . with Klingons.

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:27 am

:hysterical:

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Bearguin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:32 am

Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:16 am

Bearguin wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
Are you saying Uranus has a new alias?

What do you call Uranus now?
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by DrMatt » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:15 am

He calls it Surfer Bird.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:14 pm

It's not pronounced "your anus" any more. Now it's "urine ass".

If you guys don't stop it with the Uranus puns, they'll declare it no longer really a planet.

They already pulled that shit once, you know.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by DrMatt » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:15 pm

Tweet!
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:17 pm

DrMatt wrote:Tweet!
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Ouranos. Closer to original Greek and it doesn't make 12 year olds snicker.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Bearguin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:18 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Bearguin wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
Are you saying Uranus has a new alias?

What do you call Uranus now?

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by grayman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:35 am

Bearguin wrote:Urectum

I barely touched 'im!
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by sparks » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:56 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Bearguin wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote::hysterical:

Uranus jokes are the highest form of humor.
I thought they renamed the planet to stop those jokes...........
Are you saying Uranus has a new alias?

What do you call Uranus now?
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Doctor X » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:35 am

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 27, 2012 5:22 am

Some pictures of Earth taken from the ISS:

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And 30 others if you follow the link.
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Post by Doctor X » Sun May 27, 2012 7:20 am

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Llacheu » Sun May 27, 2012 1:04 pm

Awestruck I am.
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Llacheu » Sun May 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:It's not pronounced "your anus" any more. Now it's "urine ass".

If you guys don't stop it with the Uranus puns, they'll declare it no longer really a planet.

They already pulled that shit once, you know.
Plutocrats are always complaining, but what about Ceres. From the link: "historically Ceres and the first few asteroids were initially classified as planets." Cereians don't complain about the constant reclassification. And then there is Eris who had to get a name change because of Xenaphobia. Pluto has had it easy compared to a lot of space rocks.
In fact, 10,500 BC was the first time Orion's belt was ever visible in the night sky and the alignment is perfect.

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Doctor X » Sun May 27, 2012 1:39 pm

You mean . . . Image XenaPHILIA . . .

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by grayman » Sun May 27, 2012 3:29 pm

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