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Our Beautiful Universe - Photos and Videos

  1. Apr 28, 2015 #21
    That video was great, and your research to find it is impressive! Thank you for doing and sharing!!
     
  2. Apr 28, 2015 #22

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    Simply a stunningly beautiful clip! And cool music too! And now I will try to find out who the composer of the music is...:biggrin: EDIT: Some say that he who seeks shall find, and so I did: AliRainiMusic (facebook), and on that page I found another beautiful clip :smile: :



    EDIT 2 : And also this nice tribute to "Sky gazers":
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2015 #23
    These videos are great!

    This is one of my favorites:
     
  4. May 6, 2015 #24

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  5. May 6, 2015 #25

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    Beautiful! :kiss:

    Star Size Comparison (by "morn1415")


    (if the clip above for some reason doesn't play, here's another version with other audio)
     
  6. May 6, 2015 #26

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    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:
     
  7. Jul 2, 2015 #27

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  11. Sep 24, 2015 #31

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    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.

    orbitdisplay.aspx?icon=iss&width=300&height=300&satid=25544.png

    Looks like PF is caching the image. Here's the direct link -
    https://www.physicsforums.com/view-source:http://www.heavens-above.com/orbitdisplay.aspx?icon=iss&width=300&height=300&satid=25544 [Broken]
     
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  12. Sep 26, 2015 #32
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    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.
     
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  13. Sep 28, 2015 #33

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    A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
     
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  15. Oct 11, 2015 #35

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    PIA19821_modest.jpg

    Picture of our sun.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2015 #36
    I can't get enough of this 'song'. :woot:

    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.

     
  17. Oct 29, 2015 #37

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  18. Nov 8, 2015 #38
    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.
    sincerely,
    k. doc holiday 197 sharp venus moon jpg copy.jpg
     
  19. Nov 8, 2015 #39

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    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


    cheers
    Dave
     
  20. Nov 8, 2015 #40
    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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