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  1. Anak's Avatar
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       22 Jul 2018 #321

    The Day the Earth Smiled...


    Five years ago this week (Thursday) ....

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    July 22, 2013
    In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. It is only one footprint in a mosaic of 33 footprints covering the entire Saturn ring system (including Saturn itself). At each footprint, images were taken in different spectral filters for a total of 323 images: some were taken for scientific purposes and some to produce a natural color mosaic. This is the only wide-angle footprint that has the Earth-moon system in it.

    The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the main rings, the F ring, and the G and E rings are clearly seen; the limb of Saturn and the F ring are overexposed. The "breaks" in the brightness of Saturn's limb are due to the shadows of the rings on the globe of Saturn, preventing sunlight from shining through the atmosphere in those regions. The E and G rings have been brightened for better visibility.

    Earth, which is 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away in this image, appears as a blue dot at center right; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its right side. An arrow indicates their location in the annotated version. (The two are clearly seen as separate objects in the accompanying narrow angle frame: PIA14949.) The other bright dots nearby are stars.

    Saturn.JPL.NASA.Gov
    If you look really close you can see the Moon.


    (The two are clearly seen as separate objects in the accompanying narrow angle frame: PIA14949.)
    Here is that narrow frame:

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    PIA14949 When there click on the picture to enlarge and see the Earth / Moon separation otherwise you will be looking at a mostly gray picture.

    Hmm... The pix was taken at a distance of 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away, and 239,775miles scales to 3/16".

    Note   Note
    239,775miles is the Earth / Moon distance when picture was taken July 19, 2013.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       25 Jul 2018 #322
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  3. A Guy's Avatar
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       26 Jul 2018 #323

    I klnow it was suspected



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       26 Jul 2018 #324





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       08 Aug 2018 #325

    Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It This Week

    According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year; and in 2018, they'll be the best shower of the year. During the Perseids' peak this week, spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The meteor shower's peak will be visible both the nights of Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13, Cooke said, but he's inclined this year to lean toward the night of Aug. 12-13 for the better show. (Both, however, should be spectacular.)
    Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where How to See It
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       10 Aug 2018 #326

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  7. Anak's Avatar
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       10 Aug 2018 #327

    NASA Live: Parker Solar Probe Launch

    NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is targeted to launch at 3:33 a.m. Eastern tonight (that's Saturday, Aug. 11), aboard a Delta IV-Heavy rocket, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Watch live launch coverage of the Parker Solar Probe on NASA TV.
    Latest updates: Parker Solar Probe blog

    Tonight - 6:30 p.m. Eastern (Aug. 10): Parker Solar Probe prelaunch broadcast from NASA EDGE as the Delta-IV rocket rolls out to the launchpad.
    Tonight - 7:30 p.m. Eastern (Aug. 10): Live Sunset Show from Kennedy Space Center: How Parker Solar Probe Helps NASA

    Tonight - 3 a.m. Eastern (Aug. 11): Launch coverage of Parker Solar Probe. The 65-minute launch window opens at 3:33 a.m. Launching aboard a Delta IV-Heavy from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. It will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.



    Sunday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: Watch the Skies! Perseids meteor shower livestream. A live broadcast of the meteor shower from a camera in Huntsville, Alabama (weather permitting) will air live on NASA TV and on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook page, continuing until the early hours of August 13. The Perseid meteor shower is often considered to be one of the best of the year due to its high rates and pleasant late-summer temperatures.
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       12 Aug 2018 #328

    Run it full screen, and be hypnotized(makes a great screensaver too):
    Moon - Album on Imgur
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       12 Aug 2018 #329



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       12 Aug 2018 #330

    Who took that video?

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