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I Love Astronomy

The starry stars and their galaxial galaxies 1,645 People

    Amazing Stuff - I really love looking at the stars when I have a clear sky, which isnt very often, with our weather conditions and light pollution, I recently was able to view the...
    penmin penmin 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    Things Are Looking Up! - I've always been a skywatcher. For me, the cosmos is humbling beyond words. Over time, I've acquired two telescopes, binoculars, and a big crane in the...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    New Way To Visualize How Earth Moves Around The Sun - earth does not just turn around the sun... it spirals around the sun while the sun spirals through the galaxy. thinking...
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F Nov 22, 2012

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    Epic Astronomy Quotes - "...This did not happen by chance" ----Isaac Newton "Imagine you can play God and fiddle with the settings of the great cosmic machine. Turn this knob and...
    Bannedforyoursins Bannedforyoursins 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I love contemplating the Universe. So vast and I am so small. I love contemplating infinity but not too much as three of the four mathematicians who studied infinity went insane...
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M Mar 15

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    This is actually a question than an experience. If you have a chunk of white dwarf materiel the size of a house on earth would it's weight be enough to throw off the...
    ScientificJustice ScientificJustice 26-30, M Jan 14

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    I have always loved astronomy! I love going out and looking at the sky for hours on a clear night. I love reading up on it and I love watch documentaries! I would really love to...
    lindseyloux3 lindseyloux3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Grooving On The Universe From My Couch - There's two telescopes gathering dust in my house.Due to issues too numerous to mention, they are going to sit there for a while.Meanwhile...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    I just ordered a telescope. A Celestron 8SE. I haven't has a telescope since I was a kid! I can't wait to get it and view the winter sky!!!
    tdguy tdguy 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Finding An Asterism (or Constellation If You Prefer) - Last night my Girl Friend, Brenda, asked if I could identify an asterism that looked like a cross that was about overhead in...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Faster Than Light Pulsar Radio Waves Found. - Astrophysicists working out of the University of Texas at Brownsville have been studying an interesting pulsar about 10,000 light...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    "The Darkest World Yet Discovered" - It's known as TrES-2b, It orbits a Sun-like star thats about 750 light-years away The planet is a giant, like Jupiter. It's only a...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    A STRANGE LONELY PLANET FOUND WITHOUT A STAR...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ingredient Of Household Plastic In Space - September 30, 2013 NASA's Cassini's spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    I have been a star gazer for a long time. For me when I watch the stars, whether through my telescope or with my unaided eye, I find that it brings me a sense of inclusion in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25

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    Giant Diamonds In Space - Cancer, the crab, scuttles high across the sky on January nights. It's not that much to look at -- a sprinkle of faint stars between Gemini and Leo. One...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Huge Geek - I have a telescope. I subscribe to nearly every astronomy podcast and news feed. I'm an actor by trade but my fantasy crush girl (I don't really have any but this is...
    ALLEVERWNTD ALLEVERWNTD 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    Cosmic Joy - Ive always loved astronomy with all my heart. Me and my dad go out under the stars with our telescope and stargaze, and i love looking at the moon and planets. I want...
    BloodRedCreepyPasta BloodRedCreepyPasta 16-17, F May 2, 2012

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    Fan Of Astronomy? - This program to easily install on your PC gives you real time the positions of all celestial objects.Introduce your local settings latitude / longitude and your...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Is There Life On Europa? - Europa is one of the more than 60 moons of Jupiter, It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo. Slightly smaller than the Earth's moon, Europa is primarily...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    If you're able and have a telescope or binoculars you should go out and look at Uranus tonight. It's amazing.
    20Somethin 20Somethin 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Zagami Meterorite - Stardate.org October 3, 2012 Fifty years ago today, a Nigerian farmer near the village of Zagami was trying to shoo some cows from his corn field when he heard...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    My Favorite Galaxy - My absolute favorite, is the whirlpool galaxy M51. It`s the little picture you see for this group experience. I`ll write more later. :)
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    Here is a picture of the Moon that I took with my Nikon L820.There is nothing more awesome than dragging out a telescope to look at the cosmos. Seeing things like Jupiter and...
    KeenOldCadavre KeenOldCadavre 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Yes , Astronomy - I really like astronomy , I think I can find myself in it .I can say Astronomy is like A very wide and big door that lets us to know who we are in this universe...
    bluenebula bluenebula 22-25, M 9 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    Quasars - Stardate Feb, 5, 2013 Despite what we see in the movies, there aren't many "Eureka" moments in science ----- moments when a single discovery unlocks a big secret Yet one...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Did Nasa's Voyager 1 Spacecraft Just Exit The Solar System? - It will be another giant leap for mankind when NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    I was researching today (as I often do when there is nothing to do), and the next solar eclipse that will be visible in North America will be on August 21, 2017. This very...
    1961selfie 1961selfie 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Kepler: 22-b: Earth-like Planet Confirmed - Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the "habitable zone' around a star not unlike our own. The planet...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Have you ever just sat and watched the Milky Way? We were at the beach this summer and I showed it to my niece. Fantastic!
    tdguy tdguy 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    congratualtions to China for landing their lunar rover...first soft andig since 1976 (therfore first n my lifetime!!!!)
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    This One's Gonna Be Close - Source: CNN An Asteroid Is Coming Tomorrow, February 15. It's Asteroid 2012 DA 14. It's heading toward Earth at 17, 450 miles per hour, according...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    I always found Astronomy interesting. Though I don't own a telescope, I do own the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS which haves 50x optical zoom. The first thing I photograph was the...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Dec 19, 2013

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    Lunar Eclipse 12.21.10 - I just found out from my astronomy acquaintences that there will be a lunar eclipse very early in the morning of Dec 21st 2010. Now I realize here @EP...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 25 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    A Blog About a Meteorite - I wrote a blog about the meteorite I use as my avatar, and WiseOldOwl suggested I mention it here.  It's at: http://ebunbury.blogs...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 4 Responses May 31, 2008

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    My Major - This is my next and final study. I want to be an astronomer someday. So many interesting things like you know this rock we live on is traveling around 66,000 miles per...
    chamberlain85 chamberlain85 26-30, M Dec 13, 2011

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    We Need Cooperation In Space - if we are ever to go to mars it has to be an interaitonal effort. Yet NASA bans all cooperation with China, they have banned China from invovlement...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Snow Day Spending - I wonder if anybody has done a study of amateur astronomers' spending patterns.    I am off to my usual start this year, and I'm probably pretty typical...
    Hillborn Hillborn 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Just One Simple Dork Detail - I Like My Lunar Phase Indicator - This is an applet for the panel in my operating system's specific graphical shell, it is written in the Python...
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    Stars In The Night - “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” - Galileo Galilei
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    And I Mix Photography With Astronomy - Back at the end of August through the beginning of October I was kind of active taking astronomy photos. And that same crescent Moon with a...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    Doing Calculations of space distances this may blow your mind and - Well today as of December 7th,2013 Ive been here all day doing major calculations....Ive been taking the time...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    The Beauty Of The Night Sky! - I have always loved looking at the Stars on a clear night sky! I enjoy finding the Big and Little Dippers. Love locating the Planets. I remeber a...
    usaone usaone 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Universe Is a Wonderous Place... - I love astronomy, my family is part of an astronomy club, the LAS, and runs the kids version, Astro Kyds, along with our best family friends...
    Jennir Jennir 22-25 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    I could just gaze at the sky forever. I wish I knew all the constellations, at least all the major ones. I would spend hours on the roof if I could.
    xSummerofBiohazardx xSummerofBiohazardx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Astronomy And Islam - Let's go to the beginning, to the very beginning. Before the big bang, there was a state of timelessness. Quran 6:101 - "Creator of the heavens and the earth...
    Bannedforyoursins Bannedforyoursins 70+, M 14 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    [Verse 1:] What would I do without your smart mouth? Drawing me in, and you kicking me out You've got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down What's going on in that...
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