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@Cane - Obital planes are almost always going to be tilted related to other orbital planes because it is unlikely for them to align exactly. Just like the axis of the earth's spin is tilted with respect to the earth's orbit around the Sun.
Wikipedia - article celestial coordinate systems
Oct 21, 2011
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Oct 25, 2011
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse Saturday 12-10-2011
Get the details beloiw:
Dec 2, 2011
Wikipedia: December 2011 lunar eclipse
Not sure how much of the eclipse will be visible on the East coast
Our big blue marble:
How brown the land is. What happened to all the green?
Jan 26, 2012
If that's a current photo, then we have to realize that it's winter in the northern hemisphere. That explains the brown. Notice that the Southeast, where there are more evergreens, is still fairly green.
Feb 6, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Gorgeous shot of Saturn, Titan and Prometheus from Cassini:
Feb 29, 2012
Just joined Atheist Nexus and found this group. Amazing, it's astronomy that really helped me to become a critical thinker and no that religion is just a myth.
I have a roll off roof observatory in the mountains of San Diego with a 14" Meade LX200 GPS telescope. Although it doesn't get a lot of use with my current work schedule, I've been doing this hobby for 40 years and can't learn enough. I do enjoy doing outreach for local schools and groups and am the founder of "Julian StarFest", a three night star party, public outreach and vendor exhibit in Julian, CA.
Hope to enjoy the discussions here.
Mar 16, 2012
That should be "know" not "no". Been a long day.
Apr 1, 2012
Yeah Sarah! That was fun, thanks!
You're welcome! If They Might Be Giants ever come to your neck of the woods check them out.
Apr 2, 2012
April 11-20 is the final opportunity to participate in GLOBE at Night this year. Go outside an hour after sunset (8-10pm local time), look up, use one of their magnitude charts to measure how dark your local sky is and report back to them.
Apr 11, 2012
APOD might be in trouble: http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=28288
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Apr 27, 2012
Which planet is this? Which space probe took the pictures used to build this big picture? What general feature are we seeing in this picture? Have you ever seen this planet from this perspective before this picture (I haven't)? I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have!!!!
May 21, 2012
I will take a guess and say the one which Gustav Holst called "The Bringer of Jollity" ... and the view from the pole IS a MOST unusual view!
Ha! Amazing! Thanks!
Beautiful picture Cane!
JUPITER The Bringer Of Jollity
Thanks, I have not heard of Holst or ""The Bringer of Jollity". My education is lacking.
Gustav Holst - The Planets - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
I like this one better.
God, your "Magnifying the Universe" just sends goose bumps when I take the journey!. I love the concept of micro- to tele- scopic views.
Where did you find the photo of Jupiter from that perspective? A great photo!
It is a cold and rainy day; your music fits the mood. Very nice.
@ Joan : I subscribed to this newsletter (weekly email) and it was in the email from Mon, May 21, 2012 http://www.yearinspace.com/weekly-e-mail.html
May 22, 2012