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« Reply #195 on: May 26, 2015, 07:39:43 AM »

Quite possibly the best Earthbound pic of space I've ever seen.

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What if you could stand at the top of a volcano and peer out across the universe? It the timing is right, you might see an amazing panorama like the one featured here. In this case, the volcano is the Hawaii's Mauna Kea, and the time was a clear night last summer In the foreground of this south-facing panorama lies a rugged landscape dotted with rocks and hardy plants. Slightly above and further out, a white blanket of clouds spreads horizontally to the horizon, seemingly dividing heaven and Earth. City lights illuminate the clouds and sky on the far left, while orange lava in the volcanic caldera of Kilauea lights up the clouds just left of center. The summit of an even more distant Hawaiian volcano, Mauna Loa, is visible in dark silhouette near the central horizon. Green airglow is visible above the clouds, caused by air molecules excited by the Sun during the day. The Moon is the bright orb on the right. A diffuse band of light-colored zodiacal light extends up from the far right. Most distant, the dramatic central band of our Milky Way Galaxy appears to rise vertically from Mauna Loa. The person who witnessed and captured this breathtaking panorama stands before you in the image center.

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« Reply #196 on: September 23, 2015, 10:05:43 PM »

Latest pic of Pluto showing 11k ft height mountains.

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« Reply #197 on: September 14, 2016, 11:24:59 AM »

Pretty amazing photos of Mars from the Curiosity rover...

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6618

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« Reply #198 on: January 18, 2018, 10:26:28 PM »

Some of the new images of Saturn are equally incredible and gorgeous

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