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Seashore 03-26-2010 02:52 PM

Very Pretty Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
2010 March 26
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ima...sMorris900.jpg

Young Moon and Sister Stars
Image Credit & Copyright: Anna Morris

"Explanation: A young crescent Moon shares the western sky with sister stars of the Pleiades cluster in this pretty, evening skyscape recorded on the March equinox from San Antonio, Texas. In the processed digital image, multiple exposures of the celestial scene were combined to show details of the bright lunar surface along with the Pleiades stars. Astronomical images of the well-known Pleiades often show the cluster's alluring blue reflection nebulae, but they are washed-out here in the bright moonlight. Still, during this particular night, skygazers in South and Central America could even watch the 5 day old Moon occult or pass in front of some of the brighter Pleiades stars."

Here's the link:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

chelmostef 03-26-2010 04:22 PM

Re: Very Pretty Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
Its beautiful!

Makes me think.

The sea was the first exploration of life, which then flowed onto land... I wonder if there are creatures who swim or fly around in space (without a craft of course)... That would be the next boundry for life to explore.

Seashore 03-26-2010 05:45 PM

Re: Very Pretty Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chelmostef (Post 261056)
Its beautiful!

Makes me think.

The sea was the first exploration of life, which then flowed onto land... I wonder if there are creatures who swim or fly around in space (without a craft of course)... That would be the next boundry for life to explore.

I hope I get to see some of this get revealed in the mainstream during my lifetime! :original:


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