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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2020, 14:48:43 »
[18] Yesterday, November 2nd, 2020 marked the 20th year anniversary of continuous human presence in space. On November 2nd, 2000, Expedition 1 docked to the newly formed International Space Station (ISS), marking the start to their 140 day mission and the start to human presence in space. During their mission, the crew unpacked and activated various systems aboard the ISS, along with hosting three Space Shuttle missions bringing valuable equipment, supplies, and infrastructure to the station.

The ISS during Expedition 1:
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Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2020, 14:36:16 »
[19] The Crab Nebula (also known as M1 or NGC 1952 for cataloging purposes) is the remnant of a supernova explosion found in the constellation of Taurus. When the nebula was observed in 1840 by William Parsons, he created a drawing that resembled a crab, giving the nebula its name. The Crab Nebula was first discovered in 1731 by English astronomer John Bevis, who used a telescope to find this beautiful object. Chinese astronomers in 1054 recorded a bright supernova explosion, which corresponds with the Crab Nebula, so we are seeing the aftermath of the explosion roughly 1,000 years later.

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2020, 08:33:28 »
[20] Scorpius (Latin for scorpion) is one of the zodiac constellations, located in the Southern Hemisphere. This constellation is one of 48 identified by Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and is made up of 18 main stars. In Greek mythology, Scorpio is associated with the hunter Orion, where it is depicted that the scorpion was sent to kill the almighty hunter.

Due to the placement of Scorpius in the night sky, we can find many deep space objects hidden in the direction of this constellation. Such objects include open star clusters, globular star clusters, and even various nebulae (Bug Nebula and Cat's Paw Nebula for example).

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2020, 07:52:21 »
[21] The Lagoon Nebula (also known as M8 or NGC 6523 for cataloging purposes) is a large interstellar cloud found in the constellation of Sagittarius. This nebula was first discovered in the 1650s, and is one of the few star formation nebulae that can be observed with the naked eye (and better seen with binoculars). Although this nebula appears pink-ish in the below photo, if one were to observe this object with the naked eye, they would see the Lagoon Nebula in gray due to humans having poor color sensitivity at low light levels.

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2020, 07:45:03 »
[22] The Eagle Nebula or Star Queen Nebula (also known as M16 or NGC 6611 for cataloging purposes) is a relatively young, open cluster of stars found in the constellation of Serpens, located roughly 5700 light-years away. This nebula earned its nickname of "Eagle" from the dark silhouette near the center of the nebula, looking somewhat like an eagle (you can kinda see it...ish). The nickname "Star Queen" is due to this nebula housing the famous "Pillars of Creation", large regions of star-forming gas and dust that was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Eagle/Star Queen Nebula


The Pillars of Creation
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Offline starfire

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2020, 00:10:05 »
Theres just something so jaw dropping that gives me goosebumps seeing the nebulae, when I try to think about how vast this universe is. Thank you for all these fun facts and keep em coming Has!

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2020, 13:02:36 »
[23] Sagittarius (Latin for archer) is one of the zodiac constellations, located in the Southern Hemisphere. This constellation is one of 48 identified by Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and is made up of 17 main stars. In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is typically depicted as a centaur wielding a bow, where the arrow is pointed at the constellation Scorpius, ready to strike down the scorpion at a moment's notice for pursuing Orion.

Just like Scorpius, there are many objects hidden away in the direction of Sagittarius, such as the Lagoon Nebula and other globular/star clusters. However, something really interesting to note is that the center of our Milky Way Galaxy can be found in the westernmost part of the constellation (typically referred to as Sagittarius A).



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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2020, 14:33:47 »
[24] The Omega Nebula (also known as M17 or NGC 6618) for cataloging purposes) is a beautiful, star-forming nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius. This nebula is full of ionized hydrogen gas, which serves as the building blocks to star formation. The Omega Nebula is quite large, spanning roughly 15 light-years in diameter, and is roughly 5,500 light-years away from Earth. This nebula earned its name "Omega" due to early sketches done on initial discovery made by John Herschel in 1833, where he drew the nebula as looking like a distorted capital omega Ω.

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2020, 06:40:40 »
[25] The Trifid Nebula (also known as M20 or NGC 6514 for cataloging purposes) is a unique, star-forming nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius.

This nebula is quite special as it's a combination of three different type of nebulae:
(1) Emission Nebula (the bottom, red section)
(2) Reflection Nebula (the top, blue section)
(3) Dark Nebula (the dark/black clouds/dust in between)

This nebula is roughly 5,000 light-years away from Earth, and is a popular astronomical object to observe due to how bright it is in the night sky (can be seen fairly easily w/ a telescope).

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2020, 13:47:49 »
[26] The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as M27 or NGC 6853 for cataloging purposes) is a relatively small, yet beautiful planetary nebula located in the constellation of Vulpecula. This planetary nebula is one of the first discovered by astronomer Charles Messier back in 1764, and can easily be observed in the night sky using binoculars or a telescope. At the center of this nebula lies a white dwarf, the leftover core from a burnt out star.

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Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2020, 19:30:33 »
Such amazing colours xxx

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Offline Haseo

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2020, 08:11:46 »
[27] The Andromeda Galaxy (also known as M31 or NGC 224 for cataloging purposes) is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way, located roughly 2.5 million light-years away. The Andromeda Galaxy is similar to our own galaxy, but with roughly over twice as many stars. This galaxy is fairly bright in the night sky, even visible with the naked eye on moonless nights if viewing from areas with low light pollution.

The Andromeda Galaxy is actually heading towards us, and will eventually collide with the Milky Way in around 4.5 billion years. Although this sounds scary (and is way far in the future, beyond the scope that humanity needs to be concerned with), the collision will be quite seamless due to the astronomically large empty space in each galaxy. The stars, gas, dust, and other celestial objects will just reorient themselves in the collision, forming a new, combined galaxy.

Note that what you see in this image below is an entire galaxy, comprised of approximately one trillion stars. It's incredible that such a "small" image here captures billions of potential planets and other worlds that may exist inside this galaxy.

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Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2020, 09:48:13 »
Therer has to be intelligent life on one of these billions of planets surely?

Its true, no one in space hears you scream.

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Offline Laggspikes

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2020, 15:23:23 »
I have to admit I dont visit this topic every day.
But when I do, it puts a smile on my face :)

Such great knowledge in that underfed body of yours Haseo  :P

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Offline starfire

Re: Haseo's Space Extravaganza
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2020, 19:35:38 »
am pretty sure our best bet for intelligent life would be the andromeda galaxy too! plus its such a nice name i like it!

 

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