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Randy
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Posted - 10/25/2011 :  22:17:45  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here you go.






[Changed link to a permanent reference. //Dr. Mabuse]

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 10/27/2011 10:32:43

Kil
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Posted - 10/25/2011 :  22:46:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

Here you go.

Wow!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Randy
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Posted - 10/25/2011 :  23:25:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saturn, for those that may have missed it, has at the last count 62 moons; a few number of which are called Shepard moons, that is they orbit within the rings. One tiny one is shown in the image above.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 10/26/2011 :  12:08:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Really awesome picture composition.

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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  08:36:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Beautiful.
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sailingsoul
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  08:50:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hay Randy , was it you that posted some time ago a link to a video or something, that showed the Moon over a month in full light, showing how the moon moved over that time period? I'd like to see that again but can't even remember what the movement was called.

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Randy
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  08:53:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Hay Randy , was it you that posted some time ago a link to a video or something, that showed the Moon over a month in full light, showing how the moon moved over that time period? I'd like to see that again but can't even remember what the movement was called.


It's called Libration.


"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Edited by - Randy on 10/27/2011 08:55:40
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sailingsoul
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  10:24:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

It's called Libration.


Thanks Randy. I find that fasinating as it appears to be a compound motion. Like more motion is going on than what it appears would be caused by the moon's orbit not having the earth on it's exact center and it's orbit elliptical, or something. I can't seen to get a full grasp on what's involved. Any thoughts people?

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  10:33:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I changed the link in the opening post to point to a more permanent location of the Saturn-pic.

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Randy
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  11:07:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's someones two year effort to animate a full moon libration effect.

SS, Wiki has a brief explanation of what's going on with lunar libration.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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sailingsoul
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  14:36:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, thank you.

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Randy
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Posted - 11/07/2011 :  23:32:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And yet another fascinating APOD. This one is of a unknown phenomena to me.
Watch the video first, the read the caption.





[Fixed the link to point at a permanent location. //Dr. Mabuse]

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 11/08/2011 12:47:05
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