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STUNNING PHOTOS FROM A COMET NEAR-KISS

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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"""" Tuesday, the NASA Stardust-NExT flyby of comet Tempel 1 wasn't 100 percent successful. "It was 1,000 percent successful!" exclaimed Joe Veverka, Stardust-NExT principal investigator. And if these preliminary deep space photos are anything to go by, the mission scientists have a huge amount of data to sift through.""""

wonderful photos and video

news.discovery.com...
check it out..
edit on 2/15/11 by darrman because: forgot duhh the link




posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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Is it normal to not see any stars in NASA photos? Do they "black them out" for up close object imagery too?
I use to think space looked like this...




posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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great point!!!

havent thought of it....WOW



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
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Is it normal to not see any stars in NASA photos? Do they "black them out" for up close object imagery too?
I use to think space looked like this...




your question is a good one but easily explained and it is not as sinister as you are implying, The reason is because the subject of the photo, in order to be properly exposed, requires the exposure to be far too little for starlight to get picked up. Our eyes are amazing in their ability to see a wide range of magnitudes at once. If you were seeing this with your eyes, you would see lots of stars, but cameras aren't that good. If you set the aperture, (or shutter speed) so that stars would show up, the bright images that you are photographing would be grossly overexposed.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Cheers Gixxer, was about to say the same.


Here's a small GIF animation of the images too, for those who don't want to click on 54 different images






posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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THX Gixxer!

i was telling my sons that humans can see for millions of miles!!

?????? they looked at me?????

sure boys,, you can see the sun?? can't you?



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Good one Badw0lf.Sure has a good turning circle for a potatoe



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
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Good one Badw0lf.Sure has a good turning circle for a potatoe


star for the spelling of potato(e) lol



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Yes i am from the underbelly of the Earth .Even the computer said it was wrong ,stupid computer what would it know .



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
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Yes i am from the underbelly of the Earth .Even the computer said it was wrong ,stupid computer what would it know .


Hey at least it was on ATS and not in a classroom!!




"There ya go!" rofl



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by darrman
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THX Gixxer!

i was telling my sons that humans can see for millions of miles!!

?????? they looked at me?????

sure boys,, you can see the sun?? can't you?


The most distant object viewable by the human eye is the Andromeda Galaxy which is 2.54 million light years away or:
14,931 388 890 020 000 000 Miles
24 029 741 120 000 000 000 Kilometers
24 029 741 120 000 000 000 000 Meters
26 279 246 882 600 001 000 000 Yards
946 052 887 926 000 060 000 000 Inches
2 402 974 112 000 000 000 000 000 Centimeters
78 837 740 673 199 994 000 000 Feet
24 029 741 120 000 000 000 000 000 Millimeters
129 75 022 203 320 001 000 Nautical Miles
778751.7 Parsecs
16 062 876 600 000 000 000 Astronomical Units



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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Man you have to much time on your hands,you found a youtube clip on spelling potatoe ?. Is nothing sacred? No wonder Dan didnt win the presidency with his rebellious ways. Dan's the man in my books


Sorry for turning your thread in a trainwreck Darrman



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Not much of a tail or dust in the photos, found that kinda odd.
I've always had a sneaking suspicion that NASA is a money laundering extraordinaire, those Mars Rovers are probably rolling around the Bonneville Salt Flats with red filters on their cameras and some guy in a solder smelling computer room is already drawing up the animations for the next Temple Comet passage, we'd never know the difference.



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