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Iguanasan
05-05-2011, 09:02 AM
This is freakin' awesome!

Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever Photo of the Night Sky (http://www.petapixel.com/2011/05/04/amateur-photographer-shoots-largest-ever-photo-of-the-night-sky/)

jude01
05-05-2011, 10:36 AM
that was so much fun! the 360 is awesome!

Mad Aussie
05-05-2011, 04:41 PM
That's amazing!

Mad Aussie
05-05-2011, 07:22 PM
We watched 'Contact' with Jodie Foster yesterday ... errr ... the movie has Jodie Foster in it ... she didn't actually fly over and have dinner with us or anything ... although Charlie Sheen might show up seeing as he's visiting Aussie and my wife is a woman ... but I digress ... in 'Contact' Jodie and her father kept saying that "if we are alone in this universe, it's an awful big waste of space!"

Iguanasan
05-05-2011, 09:08 PM
We watched 'Contact' with Jodie Foster yesterday ... errr ... the movie has Jodie Foster in it ... she didn't actually fly over and have dinner with us or anything ... although Charlie Sheen might show up seeing as he's visiting Aussie and my wife is a woman ... but I digress ... in 'Contact' Jodie and her father kept saying that "if we are alone in this universe, it's an awful big waste of space!"

If either of them drop by make sure you take their photo!

I love that quote. What amazes me about this image is that you can see the Andromeda galaxy quite clearly and what you can't possibly imagine but have to think in about is that in this entire night sky that one small object represents billions and billions (do funky Carl Sagan voice) stars each of which represents an entire solar system. Pretty freakin' hard to believe we are alone in all of that.

MartinW
05-05-2011, 11:27 PM
... Pretty freakin' hard to believe we are alone in all of that.

It sure is, especially considering that the image(s) represent an incomprehensibly small fraction of the universe. It's amazing to think that the light from Andromeda shown in the image had travelled for ~2.5 million years before it landed on that camera's sensor.. from the closest major galaxy yet! Thanks for linking that.. VERY cool. :goodvibes

Iguanasan
05-05-2011, 11:43 PM
You're welcome. That's what the forum is all about. Sharing! :grouphug:

Marko
05-06-2011, 12:50 PM
very cool link sir!