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  1. Astronomy picture of the day...

    The Universe....Yours to discover....

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 01-02-2009 04:32 AM
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  2. American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    I have always been interested in Astronomy. I spent time on a cold mountain with my brother as he took photos in his frankenstein telescope. Of all the events which fascinated me, most are eclipses. Suppose because they do not take close observation but like a show for the masses. Observed...

    Started by tude dog, 01-06-2017 06:09 PM
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  3. Has anyone looked at the sky tonight?

    Ahhhhhhh, you must look at the sky tonight....There's a 3 way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon....I can see it to the south of me in Noo Joisey. Everyone can see if...look for the Moon...It's beautiful... Here's a pic I just took with my little Canon camera....:-6Click a few...

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 12-01-2008 05:02 PM
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    10-21-2009 06:55 AM Go to last post
  4. Super Moon - June 23, 2013

    Be sure to check out the sky tonight to see the moon at its perigee and if you're lucky it won't be rainy/overcast! I tried to take some photos of it last year but didn't have much success. The photos simply didn't come close to capturing its beauty but maybe someone here with better photography...

    Started by tabby, 06-23-2013 09:17 AM
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  5. Green Aurora Over Lake Superior

    Here is today's picture. A Green ( Auroria over lake Superior

    Started by Marie5656, 09-06-2006 07:33 AM
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  6. Pluto's weather is more active than we thought

    Pluto's weather is more active than we thought With each batch of images that rolls in from New Horizons, scientists learn more about Pluto's characteristics.

    Started by inetryconydot, 10-10-2015 08:04 PM
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  7. Particle Drift?

    I'm not certain that's what it was called. A few years back I read a theory hypothesis that goes something like this: If there are parallel Universes, then it could be reasonable to assume that the unfolding of each Universe would be pretty much copies of the first one. Which means you exist...

    Started by Ahso!, 12-19-2016 05:00 PM
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    01-02-2017 02:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Planetary Perspectives

    It's hard to grasp the enormity of "what's out there" and this chart brings that home even more. Whether you attribute it all to a higher being or to something along the lines of the big bang theory, it's awe inspiring! See 2nd post!

    Started by tabby, 01-06-2014 02:18 PM
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    01-28-2020 03:32 PM Go to last post
  9. origins of our moon

    i have often wondered where our moon come from or how it came into being i know kathy is good at this sort of thing as are many others on FG:thinking: the three possibilities that i can think of are :thinking: as the earth formed in a molten fire ball a bit sort of formed as a...

    Started by jimbo, 12-17-2007 05:53 AM
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    12-24-2008 06:19 AM Go to last post
  10. Trappist-1

    So, scientists seem to have found a very interesting neighborhood that might prove to be worth exploring. 7 "earth-sized planets" orbiting a dwarf star a mere 40 light years away. ...

    Started by LarsMac, 02-22-2017 12:51 PM
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    02-23-2017 09:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Perseid is coming!

    No matter where you live worldwide, the 2013 Perseid meteor shower will probably be at its best on the nights of August 11 - 12 and/or August 12 -13. Before the dawn viewing is best. From northerly latitudes, you often see 50 or more meteors per hour, and from southerly latitudes in the southern...

    Started by Lady J, 08-09-2013 11:52 AM
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  12. Prediction - Big Bang A Big Loser in 2005

    By David Talbott 12-28-4 You'd never know it from official news releases, but the Big Bang is broken and can't be fixed. A concession speech may be unlikely in 2005, but the progressive decline of one of the twentieth century's most popular theories now seems...

    Started by CVX, 12-28-2004 12:18 AM
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    10-29-2005 10:27 AM Go to last post
  13. The Scale of the Universe Scrolling to the right or left will show you the scale of physical objects in the larger scheme. As I moved the scroll bar further and further to the right, I started to feel increasingly insignificant! :-6

    Started by tabby, 04-28-2012 09:17 AM
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  14. Supermoon...

    Check out the 'supermoon' tonight.... Tonight | EarthSky (

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 03-19-2011 09:34 AM
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  15. "Mayan Mayhem ... 21 December 2012 ... Armageddon Or Lesgogeddom?"

    Note to all scientists, astronomers, historians, mathematicians, nuclear physicists & sticklers for detail. I wrote this without any regard as to the accuracy or otherwise of any scientific facts in regard to the Mayan calendar, the planets, nuclear missiles or extra-terrestrials. It is a...

    Started by jones jones, 02-07-2012 11:19 AM
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  16. tonight biggest moon for 15 years

    ok before anyone jumps on my bald head its still the same size i know that but in its not perfect orbit it will be at its closest and appear biggest i cant believe my good luck , last week we got the telescope i spent a week learning how all the lenses work ,and how to focus it all...

    Started by jimbo, 12-12-2008 08:46 AM
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  17. 25th Anniversary of Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" Image

    I first learned of the Pale Blue Dot about 13 years ago while on Ubuntu Forums when the internet was still quite new to me. Those years were fascinating because it was then that I was experiencing the newness of the vast amount of knowledge and information I now had access to. The information was...

    Started by Ahso!, 02-15-2015 09:33 PM
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    09-26-2015 10:15 AM Go to last post
  18. time for meteor showers

    The 2006 Leonid Meteor Shower: A Viewer's Guide (,2933,230301,00.html) .......if you can be in a place without too much ambient light, this should be spectacular!

    Started by lady cop, 11-17-2006 03:30 PM
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    04-22-2011 08:59 AM Go to last post
  19. big bang theory

    i just wondered how many of you guys believed in the big bang theory :thinking::thinking: every star, planet,comet,moon every thing was confined in a space smaller than an atom :thinking: it takes some imagining does it not :thinking: but everything points this is the way everything came...

    Started by jimbo, 01-12-2009 02:50 PM
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  20. Ash and lightning above an Icelandic Volcano

    Asked to close by a mod.....

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 04-19-2010 01:25 PM
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