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Yeah, thats what I meant. No pother thread that isn't stickied has gotten this many views. I think :).Have you gotten Firefox 2 yet?Did you know the world has found out how to make anti-gravity? (float) Yep, so simple an idea to.. Just to cheer every one :) (warning to little ones: a little bad language):http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_la...ravitatory_catsYou need to read through the whole thing to understand it.. Its hilarious though! It also leads to cat huffing.. :)

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Yeah, thats what I meant. No pother thread that isn't stickied has gotten this many views. I think :) .Have you gotten Firefox 2 yet?Did you know the world has found out how to make anti-gravity? (float) Yep, so simple an idea to.. Just to cheer every one :blink: (warning to little ones: a little bad language):http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_la...ravitatory_catsYou need to read through the whole thing to understand it.. Its hilarious though! It also leads to cat huffing.. :)
somebody had way too much time on their hands :)
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Wow. I really do have to say that your signature is great, I just couldn't resist it myself, and even though I know where it takes me I still keep clicking on it to see, well I don't no what really, I soppose to see if the link has changed at all! :)

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Yes, I am very sneaky! :), I knew it would work because most people are curious. Thanks for giving me some gold and blood! That game is kind of fun..I like the columns of creation in the eagle nebula (never heard of them? Google it under images, you will see..).

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Blimby, I didn't realise you were online, and so i wasn't expecting to recieve such a quick responce, also I may aswell ask now, you know how when you get to 500 posts you can change the text under your avatar, can you also add a personal photo?

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M16, the Eagle Nebula:http://heritage.stsci.edu/2005/12b/supplemental.htmlThat was one of Hubble's most famous early pictures.I think my favorite things to check out are probably Orion nebula, Rosette nebula, Keyhole and Eta Carinae in general, Trifid, and my favorite galaxies are probably M51 and Andromeda, which is going to ram us one of these days.If you want to check out some cool pictures, head over to Astronomy Picture Of The Day:http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/Scroll back through the archive, there are a ton of really cool pictures there. Today they have Saturn's new storm, which is almost as big as our planet and rotates at twice the speed of a category 5 hurricane. And, strangely enough, it stays over the pole.Also, this is a super cool picture, V838 Monoceratis:http://heritage.stsci.edu/2005/02/big.htmlCheck out the pictures on the bottom, you can see the nebula expanding.

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Whoa, they really are some pretty cool picture there that you have got links to, I told my Physics teacher about that animation thing that started this topic off and he was really interested so I said that I would send him a link to it!

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I learned about most of the stuff from APOD, but I've had some astronomy classes and things like that, I've always been interested in that sort of thing. Along with the picture of the Eagle nebula, I remember this picture from Hubble's early days:http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/fit...ames_long_5.jpgThat is part of the Trifid nebula, looks sort of like a snail head. And then you zoom out a little, and get a little more:http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020626.htmlIf you click on that picture you can get high-res. And then you zoom out even more and see the whole thing:http://www.ccd.com/images/Trifid-LRGBa.jpgIt's interesting to me to see this type of thing. The structures in the wide-angle view, granted they look pretty big, but the smallest things you can see look fairly small. And then you zoom in all the way to the closest picture we have, and realize that the points of the structures you can see way zoomed in are about the size of our entire solar system. So, zooming back out, you can sort of get a scale as to how big these things are.

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Yes same here, but the only problem is that we never have enough time at school to learn i and so most of the time they just skip it, the last time that I did space at school was yea 8 and now I am in year 11.I think I have found out why you like space so much...It is because it is never ending and there are so many questions that are unaanswered.

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No, not really. I just like it because of the amazing things it an produce. :) I wish I could explore it though..I like pulsars to, they are pretty much gigantic natural strobe lights. They flash light out extremely fast. here are pictures of a few:3_20020624105503.jpg^^^Thats in the crab nebula.TeardropPulsar_med.jpgI really like the above pulsar, it is a real image although it may not look like it. What researchers think has happened is the blue thing is the pulsar and it is brand new, and it is "eating" a companion star, thats the red thing and the swirly stuff around it is itself and that stuff is getting sucked up by the pulsar. Cool! Just to realize how fast it spins here is a quote: "The pulsar in question, called J1740-5340, spins 274 times a second." 0.0 that is about once every 4 milliseconds!!star_PSR1257.gifThat one is purtey! :)

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That second image up there can't be real, it has to be an artist's depiction. The only star we can photograph that comes out looking like that is the sun, every other star is too far away for our limited optics to be able to distinguish the 'sphere' of the star, they just look like a point of light with a glow and diffraction spikes. In fact, to my knowledge, we don't have any pictures of binary systems where you can actually distinguish the two indiviual stars, most of the time they look like an elongated blob or a ball with a bulge on the side.To give you an idea about the detail that we can currently see, take a look at these pictures:http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~jewitt/Origins-proplyds.htmlA 'protoplanetary disk' is a really really young solar system. Our solar system formed from a disk of gas and dust orbiting the sun, and eventually the gas and dust congealed and formed the planets and asteroids and comets and Kuiper objects and things that are orbiting the sun. So, the dark objects you see in those pictures with the star in the center are roughly the size of our entire solar system. The article claims that they are in the range of hundreds to thousands of AUs, where 1 AU is the distance from the earth to the sun. Pluto, the object formerly known as a planet, orbits the sun at a distance between 29-49 AU, so hundreds to thousands of AU is a pretty large distance. And in that picture they look small and pixelated.So anyway, I find it highly unlikely that the image you posted above is an optical image, unless there is a binary star/pulsar system a few million miles away that we never knew about. To further get my point across, here is a picture of the closest star system to our solar system, which is a mere 4.3 light years away.http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu//msx/alpha_centauri.jpgThat image is actually of three stars, Proxima Centauri, and Alpha Centauri A and B. It is a three-star system, where Proxima Centauri is actually the dimmest and nearest to us. So, that's what the nearest star system looks like from here with our current technology. And here's a really cool picture: how our sun would look if you were in the Alpha Centauri system:http://www.darkskyimages.com/alphacentsun.html

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ok, it said it was real. I didnt think it was real at first. If you look at it it doesnt look real at all. Although it said it was found in recent months. Nice pictures!

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Whether any of these pictures are real or not, does it matter? Because they are still so awsome even if they are not real.A good website for backgrounds is digital blasphemy.Sorry can't spell, here is the link...http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/Actually looking at it, I think I did spell it right, anyway, they have quite a lot of computer made space pictures on there which are really cool.It is a shame that they don't have so many free pictures any more, because I was lucky enough to get them I am not moaning! :)

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