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    Interesting astronomy pics: a privilege of our times

    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:



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


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    An Aurora on Saturns southern pole (taken by the hubble telescope) .


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    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.


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    Five-image sequence of New Horizons images showing Io's volcano Tvashtar spewing material 330 km above its surface.

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



    One of the best documentaries you will ever see.

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    Petrified Sand on Mars

    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.


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    very beautiful planets! i wish i can visit these places outside space.

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