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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    That final picture is friggin' spectacular.
    You want a cool picture? Here is one....

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    Orbiting the Sun between Mars and Earth, asteroid 433 Eros was visited by the robot spacecraft NEAR-Shoemaker in 2000 February. High-resolution surface images and measurements made by NEAR's Laser Rangefinder (NLR) have been combined into the above visualization based on the derived 3D model of the tumbling space rock.

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    All I can say is WOW ! Mauna Kea Hawaii

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    The last picture from Scott and this last one here from Ryou are spectacular to look at.
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    Is that snow in teh Hawaii picture?
    I had friends from Hawaii who tld me they never saw snow.
    Fantastic picture, although I got to believe it is digitally enhanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Is that snow in teh Hawaii picture?
    I had friends from Hawaii who tld me they never saw snow.
    Fantastic picture, although I got to believe it is digitally enhanced.

    Mauna Kea Observatories

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    Todays picture......

    Explanation: This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powerful, ongoing interactions posed for a brief cosmic snapshot. On the sky, the quintet and NGC 7331 are separated by about half a degree.

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    Interesting, I guess mine Hawaiin friends never made it to the top of Maua Kea. I still say the picture is enhanced.

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    Interesting, I guess mine Hawaiin friends never made it to the top of Maua Kea. I still say the picture is enhanced.
    Likely a photoshop. Look at the bottom right corner of the observatory on the left, where the starry sky meets the observatory. Looks like a little overlap of the horizon.
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