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NASA's STUNNING 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

Discussion in 'General Multimedia' started by Darth Marr, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Darth Marr

    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Levina Colonel on stilettos Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Wow!!!
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    At least a million advanced alien civilizations just in that patch....bet:biggthumpup:
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Will need Arks to get there...

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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    No worries relax its headed our way....if you are around for 4billion years;)
     
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    drunken-monke SENIOR MEMBER

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    With light speed it will take few million years to andromeda..
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll ELITE MEMBER

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    + We need to create a wormhole to travel to Andromeda.
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    You can see andromeda with naked eye and dark sky (moonless preferable) if you know where to look. It is between the "W" of Cassiopeia (her mother in greek mythology) and Pegasus square (top left star). It actually occupies a size in the sky several times the size of fullmoon but our eyes can only make out the bright core (about full moon size - of course a lot dimmer).

    Impress your friends the next time by pointing out that fuzzy patch is the core of an entire galaxy very much like our own! It is also most likely the furthest thing you will see with the naked eye, you are literally looking at light reaching your eyes that started from its source around 2.5 million years ago - around the time early man (Homo Habilis) split from australopithicenes by the use of first stone tools.

    Hard to describe exactly what it looks like to naked eye, but here is picture that gets close:

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    Location map:

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    Pro-tip: once you located it in sky (and this goes for any faint object or star), you can experiment using peripheral vision (i.e dont directly look at it but move eye to focus to the side in blank sky) and see just how much enhanced the object becomes (esp as eye adjusts over a minute or two)...because your eyes have much better rod/cone ratio in sides of retina than its centre (i.e peripheral best for low light - rods- objects, centre is best for colour -cones - resolution but latter is not really important for naked eye astronomy).
     
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    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    I Prefer these........

    Imperial-class_Executro-class_blockade.jpg
     
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    So if we send a monkey community from earth to Andromeda at light speed, they will evolve into humans by the time they reach andromeda...
    It takes million years for monkey to evolve into Human...

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    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Nice game, i Play Eve online a Space MMORPG,RTS Game.
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    This is a common misconception...monkeys (or apes, more precisely) did not & do not evolve into humans given enough time. If that were true, there would be no apes left in the world today, only humans.

    The theory evolutionists put forward is that both humans (our early versions) and the apes came from a common ancestor at some point in our evolutionary cycle.

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