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I Love Astronomy

The starry stars and their galaxial galaxies 1,646 People

    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 something so much greater then I as an individual will ever be. One of the greatest thrills for me at least is to travel to a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25

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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 very faint Jupiter in the upper left corner. My first star trails picture. There is a lot wrong with it but I kept the mistakes in as a...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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 programming language by an open-source programmer in Australia:
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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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 a loud explosion and was rocked by a blast wave. Seconds later, he saw something fall from the sky and slam into the...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 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 years away from us. A pulsar is a highly magnetic spinning corpse of a dead star. Over the course of three days of monitoring, radio waves emitted...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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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 October. I first looked at my planisphere and saw that Cygnus, the Swan, contains an asterism that is a very good cross. In fact, sometimes Cygnus is...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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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.experienceproject.com/ :-)  E. Bunbury
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 4 Responses May 31, 2008

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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-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn's moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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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 from ISS and no-one from China can even attend a scientiicc conference in a NASA building. This is real short-sightendess from the...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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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 such moment came 50 years ago today. It soon led to the astonishing truth about some of the most powerful...
    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 venture past the solar system's edge and into the unchartered territory of interstellar space. But did this giant leap already occur? New data from the spacecraft...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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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. Astronomy is one of the main reasons I love Sci-fi! I also love the Andromeda Galaxy!
    Jennir Jennir 22-25 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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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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    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.    As always, I've started the year with an unofficial budget for astro gear, so therefore, I feel funded and...
    Hillborn Hillborn 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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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 moon. My cameras can capture such fine details that you can see the creators on the moon. Last night Jupiter was visible in the sky...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Dec 19, 2013

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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 from nothingness..." Throughout the Qur'an, Allah created everything from something, except the universe, which was...
    Bannedforyoursins Bannedforyoursins 70+, M 14 Responses Dec 27, 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 few million miles out from the star, though, so it's surface is heated to close to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, yet the planet reflects only about one...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    A STRANGE LONELY PLANET FOUND WITHOUT A STAR

    .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 7, 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 to become an astrophysicist when I'm older and learn more about the cosmos. I love it when I see and hear young...
    BloodRedCreepyPasta BloodRedCreepyPasta 16-17, F May 2, 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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    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 gravitational balancing act of the earth-moon system and would it even be enough to mess with the balance of the solar system? To compare...
    ScientificJustice ScientificJustice 26-30, M Jan 14

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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 neck! There is nothing more sublime than the utter grandeur of the night sky.
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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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 to NASA, and the tug of out planet's gravitational field will cause it to accelerate when it gets here. But it's not going to...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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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 Saturn with your naked eye is mind-boggling. An unexpected meteorite gives me goosebumps. Feel free to share your experience with...
    KeenOldCadavre KeenOldCadavre 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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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. The infinitely big and infinitely small fascinate me. I look at APOD every day.
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M Mar 15

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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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    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 light travels from the earth to the sun and correlating that to voyager one which is approximately 121 AUs(Astronomical Units)away from us or 11 billion 253 million miles...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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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 hour in orbit around the sun, and we are collecting light from billions of years ago which is like looking back...
    chamberlain85 chamberlain85 26-30, M Dec 13, 2011

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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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    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 make electrons a bit heavier; twiddle that one and make gravitation a trifle weaker. What would be the effect? The universe...
    Bannedforyoursins Bannedforyoursins 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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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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    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, I'm using a wonderful app called "Star Chart" on my Iphone.No problem with lugging out the Newtonian, no worries about light pollution, next...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 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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    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 Andromeda galaxy as a naked eye object just about and as a fuzzy blur with binoculars...its so far away and the...
    penmin penmin 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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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 made of silicate rock and probably has an iron core. It has a tenuous atmosphere composed primarily of Oxygen. It's surface is...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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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 talk to other people who love it as well. I don't find many other people who share this passion.
    lindseyloux3 lindseyloux3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 few years ago when Mars was closer to Earth, I managed to used a Spotting Scope to see it. It was maxed at 90 zoom and I located...
    usaone usaone 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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 night sky is on your screen ...Have fun !StarCalc Home Page :  http://homes.relex.ru/~zalex/main.htmStarCalc (English...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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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 there are members from around the world, so my viewing time may differ from everyone elses. So below I have information that they...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 25 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22 C It is the closest...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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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 of those stars is quite a treasure, though . It has at least five planets, making it one of the busiest planetary systems...
    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 as close as it gets) is an astrophysicist at NASA/JPL Brains turn me on more than looks and if they are...
    ALLEVERWNTD ALLEVERWNTD 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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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 that the earth simply turns around the sun, surprisingly, is equivalent to thinking the earth is flat!
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F Nov 22, 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 interesting because not only is it a total solar eclipse, but it's on my mother's birthday. Yay science!
    1961selfie 1961selfie 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Related Experiences

    When I was a kid, instead of socializing with other kids at the neighborhood or at my school, I am usually at my room reading encyclopedias. I'm not a geek actually but rather...
    Yureih Yureih 22-25, F Mar 21

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    It hurts when see someone say i love you and never act it ever. I want to feel loved as hell why i am always the one who say i love you and even mention the name of the one i am in...
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    I love specific types of movies. I love specific types of TV shows. I love specific types of ads or commercials. I love specific types of music videos. I love specific types of...
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    YOU came into my life at a period when I was drowning in a figurative sense of term. 16 years of lonely life, a life built on day dreams, a life of escaping from reality , a life...
    cherishuforever cherishuforever 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    Alan Jackson - Sissy's Song Lyrics Why did she have to go So young I just don't know why Things happen half the time Without reason without rhyme Lovely, sweet young woman...
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    I so want someone to love me completely. I am so lonely with so much love to give. I feel like I will never find my match. I want to love someone who loves me back. I want the rest...
    GirlonFiyah GirlonFiyah 36-40, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Ricky Nelson Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Telling me just what a fool I've been I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain And let me be alone again Now the...
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    http://youtu.be/yuFI5KSPAt4 I Love This Song Because... It reminds me of The Love of My Life. I never bought or listened to the Stadium Arcadium album but the one that I love is a...
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    Oh yes, I love him!!!! <3 :D He's my lifesaver, my hero, my first love, my one less lonely boy, my baby, my boyfriend, the one who can make me smile when I hear his voice or see...
    AlwaysBeAGoodPerson AlwaysBeAGoodPerson 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love England. Although I've never been there. It's just that I feel like I'm born out of place. I want to live there in the future, I'd love to meet English people and the...
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