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(Some NASA Guy)   The Solar Optical Telescope onboard Japan's Hinode spacecraft has opened its doors and started snapping some amazing pictures   (science.nasa.gov) divider line 66
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2006-11-02 09:37:02 PM
WOW, really cool pix (???)
 
2006-11-03 03:45:13 AM
pretty darned amazing res for the distance, imo.

/wonders how long until cellphones have that many Mpix (jk)
 
2006-11-03 03:47:24 AM
It appears the Sun is suffering from eczema, sebhorria or psoriasis.
 
2006-11-03 03:48:50 AM
2006-11-03 03:45:13 AM uttertosh

/wonders how long until cellphones have that many Mpix


The day Verizon introduces a phone with a built in solar telescope.
 
2006-11-03 03:48:54 AM
the.honoluluadvertiser.com
 
2006-11-03 03:49:12 AM
Oops, guess that should be 'sebhorreic'. My bad.
 
2006-11-03 03:56:42 AM
Each granule is about the size of a terrestrial continent.

That little line they have designating 10,000k is about the size of the Pacific Ocean.

/boggle
 
2006-11-03 03:58:24 AM
I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.

very cool
 
2006-11-03 04:02:21 AM
that's hot
 
2006-11-03 04:05:18 AM
so does this mean we can scrap the hubba-hubba-hubble and study off of japan's pics?

the tax dollars we would save!
 
2006-11-03 04:07:41 AM
Occam'sLadySchick: so does this mean we can scrap the hubba-hubba-hubble and study off of japan's pics?


Hubble is not a solar observatory.
 
2006-11-03 04:09:02 AM
is it just me, or is it hot in here?
 
2006-11-03 04:09:42 AM
"One arcsecond is an angle equal to 1/3600 of a degree-or approximately the width of a human hair held thirty feet away"


Damn!
 
2006-11-03 04:10:56 AM
One arcsecond is an angle equal to 1/3600 of a degree-or approximately the width of a human hair held thirty feet away.

Did everybody get that?
 
2006-11-03 04:12:27 AM
does anyone have a link to this without the ms paint overlay?

science.nasa.gov

... in 1280x1024 resolution 8)
 
2006-11-03 04:13:26 AM
Japan's Hinode

Figures.
funmansion.com
 
2006-11-03 04:15:53 AM
Huh. Who knew! White light is 420 nm.

/nerd joke, not stoner joke.
//ok, both.
 
2006-11-03 04:19:45 AM
Thats gotta be one hell of a lens filter.
 
Biv
2006-11-03 04:26:53 AM
We're gonna need a bigger camera.
 
2006-11-03 04:33:21 AM
Ditto Ancalagon but this just one frame for me:

science.nasa.gov
 
2006-11-03 04:34:09 AM
Oops, meant this one:
science.nasa.gov
 
2006-11-03 04:39:49 AM
Anyone who opposes space exploration needs to DIAF.

Honestly, let's say we kill NASA. What do you think the money will be spent on? Welfare recipients? Katrina refuges? Medicare? I don't think so.

I guess we can copy off Japan and stop doing anything in the world, because we have reality television, video games and teh interwebs to keep us too occupied to study outer space.
 
2006-11-03 04:45:48 AM
As an amateur radio operator I welcome our Sun Spot Overlords.

/Let Cycle 24 Begin!
 
2006-11-03 04:48:07 AM
And submitter missed a perfect opportunity to sneak a "Japanese upskirt photo" joke into the headline.

For shame!

/Japanese
 
2006-11-03 05:13:30 AM
For those wanting nice large images of the sun to use as backgrounds and such.

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
 
2006-11-03 05:19:33 AM
EatYourHeartOut: Figures

And the name of the JPG shows.... Chinese tourists.

You loose, good day sir!
 
2006-11-03 06:42:47 AM
onlyadistraction: Anyone who opposes space exploration needs to DIAF.

I should die painfully because I don't think really cool photos are worth tens of millions of taxpayer dollars?

Nice.
 
2006-11-03 06:44:47 AM
science.nasa.gov
 
2006-11-03 06:47:36 AM
Sue D. Nymme
It's not only photos, but yes.

You see, I do not want to know about the Universe around me. I want to call myself Sue and complain on FARK.com.
 
2006-11-03 06:48:06 AM
onlyadistraction

Anyone who opposes space exploration needs to DIAF.

Honestly, let's say we kill NASA. What do you think the money will be spent on? Welfare recipients? Katrina refuges? Medicare? I don't think so.

I guess we can copy off Japan and stop doing anything in the world, because we have reality television, video games and teh interwebs to keep us too occupied to study outer space.


You realise NASA was involved with the project, yes?
 
2006-11-03 07:01:31 AM
xria
You realise NASA was involved with the project, yes?

Obviously you do not understand words. Or hypothetical situations. Re-read please and try to understand.
 
2006-11-03 07:04:28 AM
onlyadistraction: Anyone who opposes space exploration needs to DIAF.

Honestly, let's say we kill NASA. What do you think the money will be spent on? Welfare recipients? Katrina refuges? Medicare? I don't think so.

I guess we can copy off Japan and stop doing anything in the world, because we have reality television, video games and teh interwebs to keep us too occupied to study outer space.



don't move a muscle!

/searches franticly in cupboard under sink for can of Troll-B-GoneTM
 
2006-11-03 07:08:43 AM
onlyadistraction: You see, I do not want to know about the Universe around me. I want to call myself Sue and complain on FARK.com.

You do realize that you're the one biatching? I simply said that your position was extreme. Or at least your words were.
 
2006-11-03 07:15:21 AM
onlyadistraction: let's say we kill NASA.


I'm in.
 
2006-11-03 07:17:32 AM
Sue D. Nymme and uttertosh are searching each other to get the can of Troll-B-GoneTM.
 
2006-11-03 07:21:57 AM
10.0.0.1

How reliable are those hotspots, living on the streets getting free internet from the local Burger King? I was wondering because I know this homeless guy...
 
2006-11-03 07:32:44 AM
onlyadistraction: Sue D. Nymme and uttertosh are searching each other to get the can of Troll-B-GoneTM.


did you just call Sue D. Nymme the cupboard under the sink?

/grrr... you pesky troll, you!
 
2006-11-03 07:37:11 AM
Apparently the sun is made of tiny, crushed peanuts.

Thank you Japan!
 
2006-11-03 07:45:00 AM
Churchill2004: Hubble is not a solar observatory.

meh. didn't read the farking article.
 
2006-11-03 07:49:36 AM
uttertosh
did you just call Sue D. Nymme the cupboard under the sink?

No, I was making a comment about how I thought you two were gay and probably trying to remove your cans of Troll-B-Gone from inside each other. I don't know how I can make it any more clear.

But back to my original point, space exploration is vital and if you don't agree, DIAF.
 
2006-11-03 07:49:39 AM
Correct me if i am wrong, but I believe much of the advanced materials science we have now is derived from NASA. Which would you like advancing our technology, military research or scientific research? It might be a little black and white but it seems a lot of our modern technologies have been a by product of a war or the space program. I kinda like the persuit of knowledge without the whole killing people (intentionally, not in the case of an accident pushing our limits).

/flame on...
 
2006-11-03 08:04:58 AM
This is really cool stuff. I actually worked on the Solar-B XRT a few years ago when I worked for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. It's amazing to see the actual pictures from it. Awesome stuff.
 
2006-11-03 08:08:02 AM
RE:
Author: Dr. Tony Phillips | Editor: Dr. Tony Phillips |
------------
Glad to see he found work after Project Tic-Toc.

/Made it back to his own time too.
//Wonder what happened to Tony?
///Went in to the future and became a hologram
////Obscure? Sure!
 
2006-11-03 08:22:29 AM
One arcsecond is an angle equal to 1/3600 of a degree-or approximately the width of a human hair held thirty feet away.

Or the width of a flea's pubic hair at five feet.
 
2006-11-03 09:18:33 AM
onlyadistraction: space exploration is vital


to whom? for what? really?
 
2006-11-03 09:19:34 AM
Don't stare into the sun like that! You'll go blind!

/or was that...
//never mind
 
2006-11-03 09:31:29 AM
uttertosh

To whom?
Humanity.

For what?
- To ensure the survival of our species
- To open up access to the vast resources of space
- To provide a relief valve for human population growth
- To expand human knowledge of the universe
- To satisfy the human need to explore and expand

Really?
Yes.
 
2006-11-03 10:15:11 AM
uttertosh "to whom? for what? really?"

For the advancement of science. The usual misconception with people who don't know how scientific progress is made is that we should concentrate only on "useful" fields. In truth many inventions and applications rise from cross-discipline studies. My favourite example are LCD-monitors - liquid crystals were found by a biologist who was studying plant metabolism, which is pretty far from electrical engineering. Space research and exploration has given a bunch of direct applications that can be used in other more - har har - down to Earth -fields.
 
2006-11-03 10:36:04 AM
Uttertosh:

Well let's see....

It's unlikely we would have the theory of general relativity without the study of space. Discovering that light can be bent by the gravitational field of a star was a pioneering discovery that made people realize Einstein might have a clue after all.

Years later, we have quantum physics, which might never have occured had the theory of relativity been brought to light.

So yeah, you can say it's worthless. It's easy for small minds not to appreciate indirect results just because they've never been flung directly into your face.
 
2006-11-03 10:45:07 AM
The Icelander: To ensure the survival of our species


are you effing serious? we are a plague upon this earth - our species will not die out for several hundred millenia, just because we don't explore space.

- To provide a relief valve for human population growth - it's called pro-active population control, please see China as a working reference.

- To open up access to the vast resources of space
- To expand human knowledge of the universe
- To satisfy the human need to explore and expand


not exactly immediatly vital reasons those, are they?

really?

/likes space exploration and its benefits
//doesn't think that it's that vital to humanity at present
 
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