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Piquerobi
08-24-2015, 12:01 AM
Before the XX century, we could not see what we can today. Do you have some to share?

A pic from Mars, by the rover Curiosity:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2n6smu1.jpg

The Earth seen more the Moon (one of the Apollo missions):

http://i61.tinypic.com/imrocl.jpg

Kaido
08-24-2015, 12:49 AM
An Aurora on Saturns southern pole (taken by the hubble telescope) .

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/011/cache/saturn-aurorasingle_1182_990x742.jpg

Kaido
09-11-2015, 10:45 PM
Not the best image, but I took a picture of Plough (known as the Big Dipper in the US), Its the pot shaped collection of seven stars in the very top right corner.

http://i.imgur.com/FETACnY.jpg?1

Arslan
09-12-2015, 06:38 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Tvashtarvideo.gif
Five-image sequence of New Horizons images showing Io (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Io_(moon))'s volcano Tvashtar spewing material 330 km above its surface.

You should really check the documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395695/) if you're interested in this kind of stuff, how the universe was formed, how we discovered the laws of nature, etc. Truly amazing!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFF2ECZ8m1A

One of the best documentaries you will ever see. :thumb:

Humanist
09-13-2015, 05:08 AM
Petrified Sand on Mars (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA19818)


A panorama captured by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows sand dunes that have been cemented, or petrified, into rock. The reptile-skin patterns and lines on the Martian sandstone give planetary geologists information about which way winds blew to produce the dunes.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA19818_hires.jpg

Tsakhur
09-15-2015, 03:18 AM
very beautiful planets! i wish i can visit these places outside space. :)