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okdakor
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lunchtoast
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Originally Posted by Melchiah

A World Without People
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...people/100264/

Awesome pictures.



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l1geh
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I´d highly recommend all of you rss this blog:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/





Sorry if mentioned before.
Sentry
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(03-23-2012, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by okdakor

For some reason, this took me a second to compute... thought I was looking at a colorful giant caterpillar for a sec.
CHEEZMO™
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(03-23-2012, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sentry

For some reason, this took me a second to compute... thought I was looking at a colorful giant caterpillar for a sec.

Heh, same for me.
XShagrath
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(03-23-2012, 01:07 AM)
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Holy shit! I just realized it wasn't a caterpillar too!
whatbrown
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Originally Posted by XShagrath

Holy shit! I just realized it wasn't a caterpillar too!

Me three.
Sentry
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(03-23-2012, 01:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by CHEEZMO™

Heh, same for me.

Originally Posted by XShagrath

Holy shit! I just realized it wasn't a caterpillar too!

Originally Posted by whatbrown

Me three.

Phew, thought I was having a brain fart. :lol
ChuyMasta
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(03-23-2012, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by okdakor

I would LOVE a higher definition version of that image.
Sentry
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(03-23-2012, 02:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by ChuyMasta

I would LOVE a higher definition version of that image.

Largest pic I could find. :\


Ok, time to space this thread up a bit with some perspective;









l1geh
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(03-23-2012, 02:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by ChuyMasta

I would LOVE a higher definition version of that image.

960x630 http://janineschulz.files.wordpress....3363016_n.jpeg

Search by image extension for google chrome

edit: beaten
chiQ
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(03-23-2012, 02:55 AM)
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I think I must be the only one who just saw a row of birds :D
S.Dedalus
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(03-23-2012, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by chiQ

I think I must be the only one who just saw a row of birds :D

Same for me :)

Still an awesome picture though.
tinabina
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(03-23-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Radec

Not really.

there is definitely like a black eyeliner shopped in on both of them
stufte
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Originally Posted by Sentry

Ok, time to space this thread up a bit with some perspective;


How is that one even possible??
Melchiah
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(03-23-2012, 01:25 PM)
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It's amazing that you can recognize all of these characters just by their colors.
Salvor.Hardin
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Edit wrong thread.
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Baconsaurus Rex
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Originally Posted by Melchiah



It's amazing that you can recognize all of these characters just by their colors.

I think that some will be difficult for non-Europe gaf.
Rygar 8 Bit
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(03-23-2012, 01:49 PM)
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simpsons, ninja turtles, south park, smurfs, obelix and asterix (only know them because of their video games), bert and ernie, donald huey dewey and louie but i dont know what the last one is
Sofo
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Originally Posted by Rygar 8 Bit

simpsons, ninja turtles, south park, smurfs, obelix and asterix (only know them because of their video games), bert and ernie, donald huey dewey and louie but i dont know what the last one is

Lucky Luke and the Daltons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Luke
WJD
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Originally Posted by Rygar 8 Bit

simpsons, ninja turtles, south park, smurfs, obelix and asterix (only know them because of their video games), bert and ernie, donald huey dewey and louie but i dont know what the last one is

Yeah, only one I didn't know was the last one.
Pandaman
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(03-23-2012, 01:57 PM)
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ive seen the last one before but did not recall the name. :(
keeblerdrow
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(03-23-2012, 02:10 PM)
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Looks like maybe the Beagle Boys from Ducktales?
PetriP-TNT
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

ive seen the last one before but did not recall the name. :(

It's Lucky Luke and the Dalton Brothers.

Melchiah
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(03-23-2012, 02:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rygar 8 Bit

simpsons, ninja turtles, south park, smurfs, obelix and asterix (only know them because of their video games), bert and ernie, donald huey dewey and louie but i dont know what the last one is

And Idefix. ;)
GroteSmurf
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(03-23-2012, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meher

Isn't that from the IMAX documentary: Fighter Pilot Operation Red Flag?
Melchiah
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The God of Nonexistence
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Originally Posted by Melchiah

And Idefix. ;)

Dogmatix.
Melchiah
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Originally Posted by The God of Nonexistence

Dogmatix.

That's the original name? It was called Idefix in Finland.
WeAreStarStuff
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I really like those space GIFs.
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gutterboy44
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Rhumsiki Cameroon, taken by my buddies friend

Melchiah
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^Awesome. Looks almost like a painting.
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(03-23-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by okdakor

One is not like the others.
Maklershed
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(03-24-2012, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sentry



What exactly is happening there?
Alx
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(03-24-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Melchiah

That's the original name? It was called Idefix in Finland.

Idefix is the original name (pun for "idée fixe").
CHEEZMO™
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(03-24-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Maklershed



What exactly is happening there?

I want to say it's a supernova remnant.
Baconsaurus Rex
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(03-24-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alx

Idefix is the original name (pun for "idée fixe").

Dogmatix is an even better pun.
Boozeroony
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(03-24-2012, 12:24 AM)
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Took this image with my phone yesterday. I liked it.
spidye
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Originally Posted by Boozeroony

Took this image with my phone yesterday. I liked it.

Dariee
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Originally Posted by Melchiah



It's amazing that you can recognize all of these characters just by their colors.

No Tin Tin? What a shame!

Still awesome, though.
Stinkles
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(03-24-2012, 12:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by WeAreStarStuff

I really like those space GIFs.

I am REALLY curious about the size and time scale of those. That rotating one - there's just no way... but there it is.
CHEEZMO™
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(03-24-2012, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by OuterWorldVoice

I am REALLY curious about the size and time scale of those. That rotating one - there's just no way... but there it is.

I'm pretty sure that one's a computer model or something. Just demonstrating how it's a 3D structure.
Supervlieg
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Originally Posted by Max



THIS NEEDS TO BE WALLPAPER SIZE :(

BAM! http://outofprintmag.com/blog/wp-con...1634-W2000.jpg
kinn
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(03-24-2012, 01:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sentry


Ok, time to space this thread up a bit with some perspective;

How is this one possible? Isnt that meant to take 100s of light years? Amazing though!
Melchiah
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Salt mine in Romania.


Hotel & igloo village in Finland.

Maleficence
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Originally Posted by kinn

How is this one possible? Isnt that meant to take 100s of light years? Amazing though!

Lightyears is a measure of distance not time.
Hamplin
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(03-24-2012, 01:19 PM)

Originally Posted by kinn

How is this one possible? Isnt that meant to take 100s of light years? Amazing though!

I'm guessing it's a supernova. Those happen in the blink of an eye.
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Guys, its a supernova remnant, a blast of light emanated from the remnant and successive layers of the former star's outer shell which were blasted away ages ago were illuminated one by one, giving off the illusion that it was exploding.
Sentry
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

Guys, its a supernova remnant, a blast of light emanated from the remnant and successive layers of the former star's outer shell which were blasted away ages ago were illuminated one by one, giving off the illusion that it was exploding.

It actually isn't a super nova (or supernova remnant). One of the few super novas we have actually observed in history was that of the Crab Nebula (posted a gif of it) in the Taurus constellation.



It's also known as 1054 which is the year it was seen by various cultures along with documented accounts of chinese and arab astronomers. What we see are just the remnants of that supernova.

Back in 1054AD when it was spotted, it was so bright that it outshone all the nearby stars, and was a huge source of illumination for a 'star'.

I don't believe we have actually witnessed a supernova 'live' within our time, 20th/21st century scale. I think the last one was in the 1800s, and that one they observed wasn't even in our galaxy!!

If a supernova occurs in our galaxy, we will probably be able to see it with our naked eye. It'll be fun times!

Originally Posted by Maklershed

What exactly is happening there?

Originally Posted by CHEEZMO™

I want to say it's a supernova remnant.

Originally Posted by Hamplin

I'm guessing it's a supernova. Those happen in the blink of an eye.

It isn't exactly 100% known what happened, because the star was previously unknown before 2002 when they saw this outburst occurring. It was originally thought to be a nova eruption (not supernova). Because of this, it was named Nova Monocerotis (that's the constellation it's in) but that has since changed, because they realized it was actually NOT a typical nova outburst.

I remember them saying it was believed to be one of the largest known stars before it erupted, but no one can know for sure. The fluctuation in its light though is what makes it odd, and unlike anything else.

Still sort of a mystery.

Originally Posted by kinn

How is this one possible? Isnt that meant to take 100s of light years? Amazing though!

Not nesecarilly, especially when it's the explosion of a star. This was taken over the span of months, with the changes happening rapidly indicating a level of incredible acceleration, which you can see in the gas effect.



This is what it looks like now (more or less), which makes you really appreciate that we were able to glimpse such a site before it all expanded away into a 'regular' gassy nebula type view;




[edit] Damn, hate being at the bottom of the page. :lol
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Originally Posted by Sentry

*awesome stuff*

Your last pic isn't showing up for me. Really cool to see the actual progress in an exploding star.

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