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Bill Jobe
06-17-2017, 2:34 AM
Are any of you interested in astronomy?
If you are and haven't done so already, check out NASA's website. They post a few pics each day as well as videos and other interesting data.
This was posted as few days ago, but had already been posted a couple of years or so back.
I don't know anything much but what they are able to reveal via new technology is amazing. Check out this shot of the landscape of Mars.
I think I can post this without breaking any forum or government laws.

Does it look at all like a natural occurrence to you?

Bruce Page
06-17-2017, 1:39 PM
Pit mining? :eek::rolleyes:

I’m a frequent visitor to the NASA website. Space.com is another good one.

Bill Orbine
06-17-2017, 2:01 PM
I like APOD

Pat Barry
06-17-2017, 8:29 PM
Does it look at all like a natural occurrence to you?
Yes, of course, its from Mars, right? We haven't been to Mars. Either have the Russians.

Sean Hagerty
06-17-2017, 9:34 PM
Mars is entirely populated by robots.

Greg Parrish
06-17-2017, 9:34 PM
Looks like a California land/mud slide to me. Must be the rainy season there.

Jim Koepke
06-19-2017, 1:04 AM
APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day:


Some beautiful images and quite the archive.


Bill Jobe
07-14-2017, 2:50 AM
Dragging this out again because tonight while searching for info on what I thought to be a second cycle of the moon, one of 17 days as moon rise and moon set moves north and south in a 17 day cycle, meaning it rises in the northeast and sets in the southwest alternating to rising in the southeast and setting in the northwest over a period of 17 days.
I could not find the substantiation of that but did, however come across what I think is far more interesting.
But my understanding is weak and I thought I'd throw this out there in hopes someone does understand well enough (or is interested enough ) to explain it in simpler terms.
My hope is that this is of special interest to someone here.


But, can those interested in astronomy give me a clear yes or no on the 17 day cycle. I know very little but I'm deeply interested. Try living with that.

Michael Mezalick
07-14-2017, 6:56 AM
Have you seen this ?

There is also this which tells where the moon will rise and set.

Northeast with Northwest
Southeast with Southwest


Yonak Hawkins
07-14-2017, 10:10 AM
The rules of randomness indicate that anything can occur even if it looks planned or systematized.

Michael Weber
07-14-2017, 11:34 AM
Looking at astronomical pictures is humbling to me beyond words. I was minding my own business sitting in a doctors office when I picked up a random magazine to look at. In it I saw for the first time the original "deep space field" taken by the Hubble telescope of a so called empty area of space. In the time it took to read what it was I was looking at my personal philosophy, future outlook and religious beliefs changed.

Matt Day
07-14-2017, 1:05 PM
I am no astronomer, but I wish I lived in a city that will see the total solar eclipse's on August 21. Would be cool for the lights to go out for a couple minutes!