homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

The Geek Culture Forums


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» The Geek Culture Forums   » News, Reviews, Views!   » Your News!   » For fans of 'cosmic' things

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: For fans of 'cosmic' things
dragonman97

SuperFan!
Member # 780

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted December 06, 2005 07:37      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sorry for the tease...no cosmic bong here. [Razz]

However, this is a pretty spectacular pic:
http://www.space.com/imageoftheday/image_of_day_051201.html

--------------------
There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, taxes, and reading about fake illnesses online...

Posts: 9332 | From: Westchester County, New York | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Snaggy

Sir Snaggalot!
Member # 123

Member Rated:
5
Icon 14 posted December 06, 2005 07:56      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
WOW, nice! [Eek!]

I've seen animations of the crab nebula expanding over the years... it will be amazing when they can do some with high rez shots like this.

Posts: 8111 | From: Canada | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
Stereo

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 748

Member Rated:
5
Icon 11 posted December 06, 2005 08:21      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Very nice! But am I the only one who think it could be a color-enhanced imagery picture of a transversal section of a sea sponge? (I know, I'm weird.)

Now, I need to add it to my screen saver...

--------------------
Eppur, si muove!

Galileo Galilei

Posts: 2289 | From: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
maia
Alpha Geek
Member # 3778

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted December 06, 2005 08:25      Profile for maia     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It is very beautiful. I took an astronomy class in undergraduate. One of my favorite things was looking at slides of images like this on the big screen in our giant auditorium. I could watch them for hours. Most of the other students would just use the opportunity to take a nap. [tired]

--------------------
Nothing is too petty to be thoroughly discussed.

Posts: 316 | From: United States | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
HalfVast

Member # 3187

Icon 1 posted December 06, 2005 10:14      Profile for HalfVast     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
More wallpapers (and this one) at the Hubblesite.
Though this one is my new favorite.

Posts: 795 | From: In the mitten around the abductor pollicis brevis. | Registered: Jan 2005  |  IP: Logged
The Famous Druid

Gold Hearted SuperFan!
Member # 1769

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted December 06, 2005 12:00      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have that one in my wallpapers collection, although my current favourite is this one from APOTD

--------------------
If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

Posts: 10680 | From: Melbourne, Australia | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
GMx

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 1523

Member Rated:
4
Icon 14 posted December 06, 2005 14:35      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awesome! [thumbsup] [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] It blowed up real good! It's nice to have the Astronomy Pic of the Day widget too.
Posts: 5848 | From: S-4, Area 51 | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Alan!
Geek
Member # 1261

Icon 1 posted December 07, 2005 12:35      Profile for Alan!     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
well, that certainly puts things in perspective. i don't feel like bitching about coding when i read that "Astronomers in Japan and China witnessed the birth of the Crab Nebula in 1054, when a star 6,500 light-years from Earth exploded in a brilliant supernova."

oh. i feel a bit petty now [Wink]

--------------------
Alan!

Two rabbis, a priest, and an awkward silence after there's no intelligible punch line to this joke, walk into a bar.

Posts: 219 | From: Perth, Western Australia | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged


All times are Eastern Time  
Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

2015 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0



homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam