hubble telescope

If your photos or images do not fit into a specific catagory, please post them here.

hubble telescope

Postby ted » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:21 am

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1770641453
may be of interest to some...fact not fiction
ted
 

Postby Kav » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:56 am

ah.....do we have an amateur astronomer in the making here? :D
there a loads of examples which illustrate how big things really are...

The Great Orion Nebula (M42) is around 1500 light years away and is nearly 40 light years across.
The Andromeda galaxy(M31) is 2.9 million light years away!

btw....you can see both of these objects with the unaided eye...
M31 is a bit harder to see, but once you know where to look it's easy to find.
Also, it's nearly impossible to miss M42!! It's in the constellation on Orion (under the belt).

(A light year is...5,878,625,373,183 miles!

an example ;- 40 light years is the distance light travels in 40 years

light travels at 299,792,458 meters per second

31,556,926 seconds in a year.... so x40 is... 1,262,277,040 seconds in 40 years

that works out at 378,421,136,498,564,320 meters :shock:

or

235,139,992,664,107 miles

Is that 235 trillion miles?
"Kinda puts driving to Tesco on a wet Sunday afternoon into perspective doesn't it....
Quick calculation to demonstrate just how big these things are...
The average distance form the earth to the moon is around 238,000 miles
(can get as far away as 252,000 as it's orbit isn't exactly circular)....

you could travel to the moon and back 492,915,630 times and have gone less than 1 pixel's distance in your vid ted

god i must be bored. just glad i'm off tomorrow
User avatar
Kav
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Kav » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:59 am

Have a read ted!

Oops! click the above link ted :D
User avatar
Kav
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:21 pm

A very interesting piece lads,Image much to think about,..........but what i'd love to know is there Image life out there in space......?
And i dont mean "Sputnik". :rfl: :rfl: :rfl:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby Kav » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:31 pm

I'd hazarded a guess snowhite. and say maybe :D

With my outgoings for 2007, it's going to be a very light year :???:
User avatar
Kav
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:20 pm

Did you ever see the film "Capricorn One", about going into Space, since seeing it years ago makes me wonder if half of what were told is even true.?...
ROSWELL?????????????? :???: :shock: :roll:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby Kav » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:20 pm

Snowhite wrote:Did you ever see the film "Capricorn One", about going into Space, since seeing it years ago makes me wonder is half what were told even true.?...
ROSWELL?????????????? :???: :shock: :roll:


We can't be alone in the Universe :shock: can we?

as for Roswell :shock: 1947 was not a good time to be in New Mexico :cry: "was it true? I think so :D but then again i'm a sad sod :oops:
User avatar
Kav
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:43 pm

E.T.'s Image........I wonder ????? Image. Maybe we ARE being watched..... :makeyes:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Re: hubble telescope

Postby hayla » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:35 pm

ted wrote:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3020803111770641453
may be of interest to some...fact not fiction

The narators voice in that link was just amazing, so easy to listen to. the music had me puzzled for a while , but then I realised it was Ride On '' The instrumental version is the nicest I've ever heard, Thanks Ted for another interesting post , to set us all wondering

This is the link to Christy Moore singing ''Ride On'' , and the lyrics are very moving :-(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w3CWPwkB6g
Image Never say never!!
User avatar
hayla
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 422
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:08 pm
Location: fantasy land/dun laoghaire

Postby farmboy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:54 pm

Snowhite wrote:A very interesting piece lads,Image much to think about,..........but what i'd love to know is there Image life out there in space......?
And i dont mean "Sputnik". :rfl: :rfl: :rfl:
Ted and I know the answer to that one Snowy.......but you,ll have to ask Ted about it ! :shock:
User avatar
farmboy
Skies are Blue
 
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:46 pm
Location: Rochestown Avenue

Postby farmboy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:57 pm

Lets put it this way.... if digital cameras were around 30 years or more ago you,d be including Ted and I in the "have you met anyone famous category"....nuff said! :shock:
User avatar
farmboy
Skies are Blue
 
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:46 pm
Location: Rochestown Avenue

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:00 pm

If my memory serves me right,Farmboy i seem to remember you telling me a story awhile ago, Alright, was it something to do with the noggin.??? ;-) :D
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby farmboy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:06 pm

It was indeed Snowy, but I think Ted is a better storyteller than I so lets leave it to him! :razz: Thats assuming he wants to talk about it, twas a long time ago :shock:
User avatar
farmboy
Skies are Blue
 
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:46 pm
Location: Rochestown Avenue

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:09 pm

Close Encounters's..............Image..... :rfl:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby hayla » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:10 pm

Bet yis mooned someone !!!!!!! :roll: :nahnenah2:
Image Never say never!!
User avatar
hayla
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 422
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:08 pm
Location: fantasy land/dun laoghaire

Postby Kav » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:11 pm

farmboy wrote:It was indeed Snowy, but I think Ted is a better storyteller than I so lets leave it to him! :razz: Thats assuming he wants to talk about it, twas a long time ago :shock:


Ah.....come on farmboy ;-) tell! tell! tell! :D
User avatar
Kav
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:14 pm

Ah, Go on, Go on, Go on,.......ye will, ye will, ye will,.......Farmboy. :hayla:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby farmboy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:21 pm

I thought ye,d never ask....well many years ago......what ! is that the time already?? eh some other time guys :D
User avatar
farmboy
Skies are Blue
 
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:46 pm
Location: Rochestown Avenue

Postby Kav » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:34 pm

farmboy wrote:I thought ye,d never ask....well many years ago......what ! is that the time already?? eh some other time guys :D


:rfl: :rfl: :rfl:
User avatar
Kav
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 306
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:53 pm

Image........you have competition.Image....... :makeyes: :hayla:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby farmboy » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:57 pm

I have to hit the hay now, I suggest ye all get together and plead with Ted to tell that strange tale. :shock:
User avatar
farmboy
Skies are Blue
 
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:46 pm
Location: Rochestown Avenue

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:35 pm

Well Ted, we are still waiting. :blah: :blah: :hayla: Spill the beans.?
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby Strum » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:10 am

Snowhite wrote:....but what i'd love to know is there life out there in space......?



No.
User avatar
Strum
Administrator
 
Posts: 9761
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:03 pm
Location: Sallysupermarket, Thomastown.

Postby Snowhite » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:31 am

Snowhite wrote:Did you ever see the film "Capricorn One", about going into Space, since seeing it years ago makes me wonder if half of what were told is even true.?...
ROSWELL?????????????? :???: :shock: :roll:

Didn't really think there was Strum. :roll:
Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.
User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
 
Posts: 4638
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown

Postby ted » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:40 am

id love to tell the story all but time runs out ill be away for the forseable future work has me going to scotland then onto poland not sure when i may be back... so i recon farmboy gonna have to fill you in but its a true story.. withnesses by 3 people
when away if i get a chance to pop in i will do
ted
 

Next

Return to ALL PHOTOGRAPHS.



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest