That video was great, and your research to find it is impressive! Thank you for doing and sharing!!
Simply a stunningly beautiful clip! And cool music too! And now I will try to find out who the composer of the music is... EDIT: Some say that he who seeks shall find, and so I did: AliRainiMusic (facebook), and on that page I found another beautiful clip :
EDIT 2 : And also this nice tribute to "Sky gazers":
These videos are great!
This is one of my favorites:
I've always wondered, why we didn't have pictures like this.
Perhaps we did, and I just didn't notice.
This High-Res Moon Photo Was Made by a Self-Taught Astrophotographer
Published on May 4, 2015
Of course, after getting immersed in the Ceres thread, I can no longer look at even a crater, with, indifference.
Star Size Comparison (by "morn1415")
(if the clip above for some reason doesn't play, here's another version with other audio)
I also remembered this...
The Millennium Simulation (Max-Planck-Institut)
The Millennium Run used more than 10 billion particles to trace the evolution of the matter distribution in a cubic region of the Universe over 2 billion light-years on a side. It kept busy the principal supercomputer at the Max Planck Society's Supercomputing Centre in Garching, Germany for more than a month.
More info, pictures and videos:
The Millennium Simulation Project (MPA)
Millennium Run (Wikipedia)
When Hollywood, and NASA, meet:
Something to put on our calendars.
More info here:
Astronomers Predict Fireworks from Rare Stellar Encounter in 2018 (NASA)
July 2, 2015
My favorite place to just mentally get away, and my favorite video from there.
To Scale: The Solar System
very cool video, @DennisN
I open the ISS live stream every day. Nothing to see when it's on the dark side unfortunately but this image below will update with the current position of the ISS whenever you refresh the page.
Looks like PF is caching the image. Here's the direct link -
Here we see disproven the commonly held notion that shields don't work inside a nebula. Bow shock of LL Orionis plowing through the Orion Nebula, protected by its stellar wind.
A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Illustris Simulation: Most detailed simulation of our Universe
(from 0.4 billion years after the Big Bang and onwards)
Original version of the clip is available here:
Picture of our sun.
I can't get enough of this 'song'.
SYMPHONY OF SCIENCE - WAVES OF LIGHT
Symphony of Science returns! A musical celebration of light and how it tells the story of our universe. Featuring Brian Cox.
I would kill myself now, as the image of Pluto is, as people say; "I can die now".
But there's more to come, so, not today.
er mehr gehrd----v
I just recently joined this forum and this thread only would have made the act worthwhile. I am going to mark it as a favorite so that i don't lose it because i can't watch all those great videos in a single setting. thanks everyone for sharing!!! p.s. I am an action photographer but i managed to get this picture of venus and the moon right before the transit that occurred a few years back. I had forgotten that venus goes through cycles in a similar fashion as our moon.
k. doc holiday
Welcome to PF :)
nice pic of the 2 ... but you really mean occultation ... neither the Moon nor Venus transit each other
An occultation is when a visually small object goes behind a larger body eg. the moon occultates planets, stars, nebula etc
A transit is the opposite, when a visually small object goes across the face of a larger object ...
we see transits eg. transits of Mercury and Venus across the face of the Sun. The moons of Jupiter across the face of Jupiter
Thanks Dave, that is exactly what i meant. I must have been thinking about the transit of Venus across the sun in 2004, which is, of course, a very rare event. I love constructive criticism. please keep it coming!!
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