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Geat picture of the shuttle and ISS in front of the sun.

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posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 12:48 PM
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This really gives you a feel for the size of the sun doesn't it? I know it's not a UFO but it's in space!


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[edit on 29-9-2006 by on_yur_6]




posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 02:43 PM
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cool image.


I wonder how long it will take before they can really do something cool with all that solar power on ISS? I've heard they have an acre of solar arrays powering that thing. With solar panels becoming more and more efficient and the cost of transporting materials into space becoming much cheaper you would think it is only a matter of time?

If they could get generate enough electricity from solar power in orbit, maybe they could use that to power some sort of particle ejection vehicle for further lunar exploration etc?



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 03:59 PM
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Where is that unusual sunspot spoted by spacedoubt? I don't see none



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 04:08 PM
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Hi apass,

It was the same image..
I was just providing a little suspense, before revealing it was the same image.

Very cool shot..or hot shot, whichever you prefer..



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 04:09 PM
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2 o'clock and 9 o'clock? Try the following link for a bigger pic. www.astrophoto.fr...

Enjoy,

Victor K.

[edit on 29-9-2006 by V Kaminski]



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 04:15 PM
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And why are they unusual? To me, they look just like normal sun spot.



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Scramjet76
If they could get generate enough electricity from solar power in orbit, maybe they could use that to power some sort of particle ejection vehicle for further lunar exploration etc?


Or perhaps they can beam the energy back down to earth somehow. Image a totally free source of power for our growing population???

Or perhaps a totally devastating weapon to cull some of the population lol


NeoN HaZe.

[edit on 29-9-2006 by Neon Haze]



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 05:47 PM
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Or perhaps they can beam the energy back down to earth somehow. Image a totally free source of power for our growing population???


Microwave power like Simcity lol...

Yes your Sims demand it !!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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why does the 'sun' look like a perfect sphere colored yellow from Maya 3D?



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Fremd
why does the 'sun' look like a perfect sphere colored yellow from Maya 3D?

Because that's the color and shape the camera picked up? What makes you imply that this may be from maya instead of a telescope? ISS/shuttle transit images are not unheard of:
www.phys.ncku.edu.tw...
spaceradiation.usra.edu...

[edit on 15-5-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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oops.. this is another photo.

Nevermind.
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[edit on 15 May 09 by Gools]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by ngchunter

Originally posted by Fremd
why does the 'sun' look like a perfect sphere colored yellow from Maya 3D?

Because that's the color and shape the camera picked up? What makes you imply that this may be from maya instead of a telescope? ISS/shuttle transit images are not unheard of:
www.phys.ncku.edu.tw...
spaceradiation.usra.edu...

[edit on 15-5-2009 by ngchunter]


wow, pop some medication man. I wasn't implying anything. I was asking "why does it look so strange"

if you can't answer.....well fine, but cmon.











Those are what i think of when i think "sun"

not some 1980's state of the art 3D software sphere rendering program.

[edit on 15-5-2009 by Fremd]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by Fremd
if you can't answer.....well fine, but cmon.

As I tried to explain to you, there's nothing strange about the image. That's how white light images of the sun look. None of the images you linked to are white light solar images, they're all narrowband, beyond visible light, or a cartoon.


Those are what i think of when i think "sun"

not some 1980's state of the art 3D software sphere rendering program.

Are you still trying not to imply anything? White light solar images look like that because the faint hydrogen alpha prominences and filaments are drowned out by the sun's intense light across the rest of the spectrum. Here's the daily white light image from big bear mountain observatory:
www.bbso.njit.edu...
Another example:
www.skyshooter.net...
Solar photography is not limited to narrowband imaging, but the result is apparently "fake" looking. Perhaps THIS is what people should associate with the sun, because that's what you'd see if you looked at it directly with the proper welder's filter.

[edit on 15-5-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:34 PM
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Great photos it would be great to be able to be on the shuttle out in space
Earth would stand no chance of survival if the sun was to explode



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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That's how white light images of the sun look.


i see. So you actually just answered my question. It's some special type of camera.

I was asking 'why does it look this way'

and you took it as though i just kicked your dog. Chill out.



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