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Old 02-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #21
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I searched and the last thread on astronomy is a couple of years old.


This made me sad

I can't believe I read your quote after I thought I would make a space thread... ah well, time to get the best picture from there in here!

I love that stupid picture in this thread, by the way. It's awesome!

I will copy my OP from the thread I just made:

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Just thought I would make an awesome thread title for a thread about, well, space!

I don't know why, but every time I see pictures of space or hear people talk about it, it just amazes me. When I used to go to School on the odd occasion we did space in Science and they dimmed the lights to show you pictures of space and stuff, I just sat there like . I don't know why... I just find it really interesting and it's a pretty sight.









Wow... this last picture was amazing


Can I be assistant manager of this thread, or something?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #22
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Carl Sagan's Cosmos is one of my absolute favorite books.


I knew there was a reason you're one of my favourite UGers.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #23
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We watched the Pale Blue Dot in one of my anthropology classes.. i love that film. Totally puts life into perspective - basically nothing matters overall, it's just a bunch of tiny situations that make up an entire puzzle, and that puzzle makes up an even bigger puzzle. it's crazy

But in that same way, everything matters the most. Without each equally significant piece of the puzzle the universe isn't whole. As much as one event might be smaller, it's as much a part of everything as anything else. If that's at all relevant. >_>
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:24 PM   #24
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Can I be assistant manager of this thread, or something?

Sure why not.
Pretty funny coincidence btw.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:27 PM   #25
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Sure why not.
Pretty funny coincidence btw.


LOL I know! all those years (as quoted from you .) without a space thread, and then we make one each in about 25 minutes apart. Maybe aliens are controlling us?

Oh, and here is a post from the thread I made, I thought it was an interesting read and deserves to be here. After all, it would have been a waste of this guys time to write that

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I find it very intriguing, The possibility that anything can technically be out there. The Fact that anything that exists outside of Earth, can infinity change how we view existence.

Also the fact that every light you can see has a possibility to provide life for millions of organisms, synthetics, or what ever that I'll never see.


EDIT: here's the full thread of the other (don't post about space stuff in it, I want mine to be closed .) just for the sake of looking back on it in a few months/years time as we see this thread grow!

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...96#post26438196
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:37 PM   #26
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huzzah, looks like ive got a thread to hang out in.

Ive been in love with physics and cosmology for as long as i can remember.

If i wasnt going to school for music i would have gone for astrophysics or just physics.



I saw this vid years ago and its similar to the star scale size vid already here but i thought i would throw this one in as the music makes it super badass.

ill be back on tomorrow to chat more aboot the marvels of the cosmos
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:40 PM   #27
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Yeah it's clear, thanks.


. This video blows my mind. Sort of straying from the topic, but I just love this.

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I actually have this saved to my computer as a .gif file. Amazing.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:46 PM   #28
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. This video blows my mind. Sort of straying from the topic, but I just love this.

I actually have this saved to my computer as a .gif file. Amazing.


I actually seen a better one than that. It was basically a bar that just scrolls across a page and it goes on for a while if you take it slow. It's awesome.

I posted this earlier in the thread, but does anybody else find this REALLY beautiful? :O



Imagine seeing THAT in the sky at night. Who would love a glass roof so you could stare in to the sky at night, except it looked like THAT? :O
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #29
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I actually seen a better one than that. It was basically a bar that just scrolls across a page and it goes on for a while if you take it slow. It's awesome.

I posted this earlier in the thread, but does anybody else find this REALLY beautiful? :O



Imagine seeing THAT in the sky at night. Who would love a glass roof so you could stare in to the sky at night, except it looked like THAT? :O


If you lived in the country, it would be well worth it. I'm looking to invest in a telescope soon to do some real stargazing.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:51 PM   #30
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I actually seen a better one than that. It was basically a bar that just scrolls across a page and it goes on for a while if you take it slow. It's awesome.

I posted this earlier in the thread, but does anybody else find this REALLY beautiful? :O

[img]beautiful[/img]

Imagine seeing THAT in the sky at night. Who would love a glass roof so you could stare in to the sky at night, except it looked like THAT? :O
I just love stargazing in general. There are a lot of really neat asterisms out there. Star clusters like the Pleiades and the Hyades are some of my favorites.



I love seeing those red giants in the sky too.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:52 PM   #31
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There are absorption lines in the spectra of stars which we can look at.

For example, we know that the Hα line has a wavelength of 656.28 nm. By measuring the wavelength of this line in the spectrum of a particular star and how it's shifted from this known value, we can determine it's velocity relative to us.



I explained that poorly, but I hope the meaning is clear.


Is related to how we know the distance of stars relative to earth?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #32
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If you lived in the country, it would be well worth it. I'm looking to invest in a telescope soon to do some real stargazing.

I remember back in the day my best friend's dad (who lived across the street from me) would set up his telescope in his front yard and I would always go over and do some stargazing with them. I miss those days.
Also growing up kind of close to Cape Canaveral probably made me more interested in space. I remember going outside a lot during space shuttle launches and staring at the space shuttles going up in the sky.
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Is related to how we know the distance of stars relative to earth?
I'm not sure what you're asking.

We use a completely different method (trigonometric parallax) to determine distances to stars and the like.

EDIT: As MAC2322 said there are other ways of measuring distances, but I can't for the life of me remember what they are and my notes are a whole 2 metres away.
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I spent an inordinate amount of nights last summer sleeping in mine or a friend's (female, stargazing with a guy would be a bit...odd :p garden watching the stars. It was incredible.
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Is related to how we know the distance of stars relative to earth?


Relatively although not entirely. The distance of stars can be calculated in various ways, with closer stars being measured through a parallax* and stars that are further away have to have their redshift, luminosity and size taken into account to calculate their distance.

*Parallax:

Look at something in your room that's a relative distance away. Close one eye. Now open it and close the other. See how it seems to move related to other objects? Your eyes use this difference to calculate how far away an object is, even if you don't notice it. The same thing is done with the Earth, with two pictures being taken six months apart (so that the Earth has changed place within it's orbit as much as possible) and then distance can be calculated with the two images.


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V Sombrero Galaxy is one of my personal favorites.
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Yes, I know this picture is enormous. I don't care, the bigger the better when it comes to these things.
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I'm not sure what you're asking.

We use a completely different method (trigonometric parallax) to determine distances to stars and the like.


I was wondering if the wavelength thing had something to do with knowing the distance of stars.


Can you explain it? ...roughly summarize anyway?
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I was wondering if the wavelength thing had something to do with knowing the distance of stars.


Can you explain it? ...roughly summarize anyway?


The wavelength can be used to calculate red shift. As the stars all move away from each other, light from them is 'stretched' into the red and infrared areas of the spectrum. You can calculate the distance of a star using the amount of redshift. I don't know the details really, someone else is probably better qualified to answer.
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This is something that I think is really fascinating.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFMm...feature=related
We're all made of star-dust.

If anyone has the time, watch "A Universe from Nothing" in the related vids. It's about an hour long. It's pretty interesting IMO.
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