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(Universe Today)   Awesome picture taken from the ISS, showing the Earth, the Soyuz spacecraft, and the Moon   (universetoday.com) divider line 27
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2012-12-31 04:06:33 PM  
I love photos like this. They always remind me that my problems don't amount to a hill of beans in this world. Or in this case, galaxy.

Nice find, subby, although I was disappointed not to see Kang or Kodos.
 
2012-12-31 04:57:18 PM  
Once again, smart people get to do all the cool stuff. It's not fair. Everything I do starts with, "Hey, watch this!"
 
2012-12-31 06:48:07 PM  
All I see is a bunch of compression artifacts :/
 
2012-12-31 06:48:59 PM  
I'm not saying the black dot in the lower right corner is aliens, but...


That's a beautiful photo.
 
2012-12-31 07:03:57 PM  
That's not a moon...
 
2012-12-31 07:05:48 PM  

icam: I'm not saying the black dot in the lower right corner is aliens, but...


That's a beautiful photo.



Ssshhhhh... You weren't supposed to see that.
 
2012-12-31 07:43:22 PM  
Read that as Suez canal. Left disappointed.
 
2012-12-31 07:59:04 PM  

icam: I'm not saying the black dot in the lower right corner is aliens, but...


That's a beautiful photo.


It's the planet Venus

reason.com
 
2012-12-31 08:35:14 PM  

fluffy2097: All I see is a bunch of compression artifacts :/


Oh, you :/


I happen to like it. I wish there were some boobs, though. Space would be better if there were a set of epic tits hanging in the background. Maybe have like a parade of tits that rotates on a regular basis.
 
2012-12-31 08:50:12 PM  
It's a super photo, but I'm blown away by Hadfield's Twitter feed. So much good stuff.
 
2012-12-31 08:52:28 PM  

icam: I'm not saying the black dot in the lower right corner is aliens, but...


That's a beautiful photo.


It's either a smudge on the camera or a black hole. It's really hard to tell the difference because both are black.
 
2012-12-31 08:55:06 PM  

casual disregard: Oh, you :/


They took what was probably a 16 megapixel image, shrank it to 679~x1024 and compressed it down to a 22Kb JPG.

They could have turned it sideways, not compressed 15.9 MB of data out of it and gotten an astonishing high quality desktop image.

Instead, they made it taller and skinnier then iPhone vertical video, and compressed it until the blacks are full of red blocks, the soyuz has a halo of pixels surrounding it, and the moon is farking blocky.
 
2012-12-31 09:01:04 PM  

Hertzfeld: It's a super photo, but I'm blown away by Hadfield's Twitter feed. So much good stuff.


Indeed, have been following Hadfield since before launch. He really does give the best behind the scene look at human spaceflight I've seen anywhere. Especially as far as ISS goes. Though Sunita Williams tour of ISS was pretty impressive too.
 
2012-12-31 09:03:50 PM  
Now if you guys excuse me, I'm going to look at ISS as it passes overhead in just over 8 minutes.
 
2012-12-31 09:28:16 PM  

fluffy2097: casual disregard: Oh, you :/


They took what was probably a 16 megapixel image, shrank it to 679~x1024 and compressed it down to a 22Kb JPG.

They could have turned it sideways, not compressed 15.9 MB of data out of it and gotten an astonishing high quality desktop image.

Instead, they made it taller and skinnier then iPhone vertical video, and compressed it until the blacks are full of red blocks, the soyuz has a halo of pixels surrounding it, and the moon is farking blocky.


Haha, you sound like me at work :3

/let's get together
 
2012-12-31 09:28:56 PM  
I think of the opening notes of the theme to Star Trek: TNG
 
2012-12-31 09:57:51 PM  
Tits don't sag in space
 
2012-12-31 10:02:54 PM  

bbfreak: Now if you guys excuse me, I'm going to look at ISS as it passes overhead in just over 8 minutes.


Enjoy freezing while you watch what look like an airplane fly by. Bask in your own superiority.
 
2012-12-31 10:18:35 PM  

ProfessorOhki: icam: I'm not saying the black dot in the lower right corner is aliens, but...


That's a beautiful photo.

It's either a smudge on the camera or a black hole. It's really hard to tell the difference because both are black.


Or a speck of grit on the scanner scope?
 
2012-12-31 10:23:14 PM  

assjuice: bbfreak: Now if you guys excuse me, I'm going to look at ISS as it passes overhead in just over 8 minutes.

Enjoy freezing while you watch what look like an airplane fly by. Bask in your own superiority.


You haven't actually seen it, have you? It looks more like if Venus decided to haul ass across the sky.

BTW, that picture is clearly fake. I don't doubt the existance of the capsule, ISS, moon, or Earth but there are no stars in the picture. It looks like he just forgot to add them to the composite image.

/Basking
 
2012-12-31 11:12:56 PM  
A moon you say?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-01 12:04:32 AM  
wow. space is huge. and those things are just objects in orbit not far from the earth's atmosphere. i guess 'space' is a relative term and all - when there stops being air it turns into space, i guess. billions * billions of stars live and die in our galaxy, and space has billions * billions of galaxies, but those things are 'space' just as much as anywhere else that people in them can't breathe the air outside, i guess.

now let's sent maplethorpe or leibowitz up there to take some quality pictures of our satellites.
 
2013-01-01 01:40:57 AM  

the801: now let's sent maplethorpe or leibowitz up there to take some quality pictures of our satellites.



yeah, i really need to see a bullwhip shoved up Uranus.
 
2013-01-01 03:06:49 AM  

fluffy2097: casual disregard: Oh, you :/


They took what was probably a 16 megapixel image, shrank it to 679~x1024 and compressed it down to a 22Kb JPG.

They could have turned it sideways, not compressed 15.9 MB of data out of it and gotten an astonishing high quality desktop image.

Instead, they made it taller and skinnier then iPhone vertical video, and compressed it until the blacks are full of red blocks, the soyuz has a halo of pixels surrounding it, and the moon is farking blocky.


It's a farking picture from farking space, you farking moron. Go take your own photo since you're so... fark!!!!!!
 
2013-01-01 06:53:25 AM  

Notabunny: Once again, smart people get to do all the cool stuff. It's not fair. Everything I do starts with, "Hey, watch this!"


I lol'd. Mostly because you described my life with frightening accuracy. Sure, I have a worthless degree and a reasonable IQ, but smarter people definitely have all the fun.
 
2013-01-01 09:49:49 AM  
This is now my desktop background. Nice photo.
 
2013-01-02 01:28:52 PM  

ABQGOD: ProfessorOhki: icam: I'm not saying the black dot in the lower right corner is aliens, but...


That's a beautiful photo.

It's either a smudge on the camera or a black hole. It's really hard to tell the difference because both are black.

Or a speck of grit on the scanner scope?


Thank you; I screwed the quote up horribly.
 
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