Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Our Beautiful Universe

  1. Oct 6, 2017 #281

    ISamson

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Black holes rule!

    blackholefacts.jpg
     
  2. Oct 7, 2017 #282

    1oldman2

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  3. Oct 11, 2017 #283
    BSP_054.jpg

    Captured in one of NASA's observatory in 2016. It is 20,000 light years away.
    This is called the Art of Science.
    Not literally. But this is very beautiful. Majestic.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2017 #284

    davenn

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member


    can you please give a link to the origin of that image ( a good thing to always do)
    I would like to identify it
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 #285
  6. Oct 15, 2017 #286
    Deep Star Maps
    Visualizations by Ernie Wright Released on January 17, 2012
    (from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)

    "This set of star maps was created by plotting the position, brightness, and color of just over 100 million stars from the Bright Star, Tycho-2, and UCAC3 star catalogs. The constellation boundaries are those established by the International Astronomical Union in 1930. The constellation figures also come from the IAU, although they're not official."

    Page with downloadable contents: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3895
     
  7. Oct 24, 2017 #287

    Borg

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  8. Oct 24, 2017 #288

    ISamson

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  9. Oct 24, 2017 #289

    Borg

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    My mistake. It should have said APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). Just click the link in the original post.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2017 #290

    ISamson

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Ah. Nice.
    Thanks.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2017 #291
  12. Oct 25, 2017 #292

    SciencewithDrJ

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  13. Nov 14, 2017 #293

    ISamson

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    stsci-j-p1739a-f3600x2025.png

    This artist’s illustration represents the scientific capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Both imaging and spectroscopy will be central to the Webb mission.
    Credits: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)
     
  14. Nov 14, 2017 #294

    Borg

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I'm goofing off too much. My first thought at seeing that was Settlers of Catan. :oldeyes:
     
  15. Nov 29, 2017 #295

    Andy Resnick

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    The Pleiades are coming into view (for me) now. it also warmed up a bit, so being outside wasn't totally unpleasant:

    2h_20m%20RGB_zpscme7ay0i.jpg

    A cropped and de-scaled version of the original [2h 20m total integration time, 400/4 (to get the 'sunstars') ISO 800].
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Our Beautiful Universe
Loading...