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Monday, November 24, 2014

‘Photo Essays’ Archives

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Leshin Explanation: NGC 660 lies near the center of this intriguing skyscape, swimming in the boundaries of the constellation Pisces. Over 20 million light-years away, its peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. The bizarre ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Saturn Storm Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA; Color Composite: Jean-Luc Dauvergne Explanation: Late last year, a new, remarkably bright storm erupted in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Amateur astronomers first spotted it in early December, with the ringed gas giant rising in planet Earth's predawn sky. Orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft was able to record this close-up of the complex disturbance from a distance of 1.8 million kilometers on ... Full Story

High Dynamic Range photo of Highway 66

High Dynamic Range photo of Highway 66

HDR or High Dynamic Range From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet) Explanation: Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with some 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud in the ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 3521 Close Up Credit: Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA Processing - Robert Gendler Explanation: Gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 3521 is a mere 35 million light-years distant, toward the constellation Leo. Spanning some 50,000 light-years, its central region is shown in this dramatic image, constructed from data drawn from the Hubble Legacy Archive. The close-up view highlights this galaxy's characteristic multiple, patchy, irregular spiral arms laced with dust and ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

The Seagull Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Sidonio Explanation: This broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

      The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula Credit & Copyright: Marcelo Salemme Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. This tarantula, however, is about 1,000 light-years across. Were it placed at the distance of ... Full Story

Christmas in Afghanistan

Christmas in Afghanistan

Lunar Eclipse over Berthoud

Lunar Eclipse over Berthoud

Next Total Eclipses of the Moon will be on June 15 and December 10, 2011   There will be four partial solar eclipses in 2011, none will be visible in the United States except the June 1 event which will be visible from northern Alaska.

Loveland High School Wind Symphony in Seattle

Loveland High School Wind Symphony in Seattle

The Loveland High School Wind Symphony just returned from their performance at the 32nd annual Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington. The band clinic, which brings together top conductors and composers from around the world, invites one high school band each year to perform a 75-minute concert during the opening night of the conference, The Loveland wind symphony, one of three performing bands at the school, represents the first band in the state to receive the ... Full Story

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