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robvolk
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Posted - 07/24/2010 :  11:35:40  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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GilaMonster
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Posted - 07/24/2010 :  11:42:52  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful. Thanks

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Sachin.Nand
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Posted - 07/24/2010 :  12:46:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Makes us look so insignificant.


Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

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Kristen
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Posted - 07/25/2010 :  03:57:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Betelgeuse (top left star in Orion) is 1,000 times the diameter of our Sun (and it reducing in size at a dramatic rate - about 500 miles per hour!) if Betelgeuse were our Sun its diameter would reach out to the orbit of Jupiter. That's quite big really ...
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X002548
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Posted - 07/26/2010 :  11:26:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Kristen
That's quite big really ...



....ummmm..never mind

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Kristen
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Posted - 07/26/2010 :  11:39:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Come on Brett, use your imagination ...
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X002548
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quote:
Originally posted by Kristen

Come on Brett, use your imagination ...



ummm...I don't have to?

in any case...buddy of mine got an Iphone

(a phone is a phone damn it)

And he got the first app I've ever heard of that was actually pretty cool...it shows you all the stars/planets/constellations, by pointing it up at the sky..something about a compas and PGS built in...

And if you point it at the ground, it shows you that stars on tyhe other side of the world...I thought that was pretty cool

Now if the US Congress could just go back to funding Nasa...doesn't anybody learn about history anymore????



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Sachin.Nand
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And if you point it at the ground, it shows you that stars on tyhe other side of the world...I thought that was pretty cool




Hmmmm that's interesting.I wonder what happens if you point it to your right or left.


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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 07/26/2010 :  12:36:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by X002548

quote:
Originally posted by Kristen

Come on Brett, use your imagination ...



ummm...I don't have to?

in any case...buddy of mine got an Iphone

(a phone is a phone damn it)

And he got the first app I've ever heard of that was actually pretty cool...it shows you all the stars/planets/constellations, by pointing it up at the sky..something about a compas and PGS built in...

And if you point it at the ground, it shows you that stars on tyhe other side of the world...I thought that was pretty cool

Now if the US Congress could just go back to funding Nasa...doesn't anybody learn about history anymore????



Brett

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What does NASA have to do with Iphone apps or big stars?



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robvolk
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Posted - 07/26/2010 :  12:37:19  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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And he got the first app I've ever heard of that was actually pretty cool...it shows you all the stars/planets/constellations, by pointing it up at the sky..something about a compas and PGS built in
Google Sky, or maybe another app. It's also available for Android. It is very neat.
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robvolk
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Posted - 07/26/2010 :  12:41:38  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
What does NASA have to do with Iphone apps
Quite a bit actually: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/iphone/index.html
quote:
or big stars?
Also more than you might imagine: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ipp/video/psa_celebrities_index.html
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