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rezman
10-13-2008, 08:04 PM
Just had to share this...really awesome stuff!
Sun Images (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/10/the_sun.html)

rez

Stunt Pixels
10-13-2008, 08:06 PM
Very cool. Thanks for the link.

ted
10-13-2008, 10:32 PM
I spent more time looking at those than I usually spend on the forum.
AWESOME! Thanks.

Hopper
10-13-2008, 11:02 PM
That's amazing stuff. I thought it was going to be your usual sunset pics ... hah!

3DGFXStudios
10-14-2008, 03:06 AM
If you've said you made that in 3d I'd believe you!!! ;)

Matt
10-14-2008, 03:27 AM
Wow, awesome, could have done without the religious nuts' comments underneath though, banging on about how there must be a God because the Sun is beautiful.

What a twat.

Iain
10-14-2008, 03:48 AM
Ach I thought it was a Page 3 compilation :grumpy:

Great stuff. Cheers!

colkai
10-14-2008, 05:23 AM
feck - way cool ...or should that be hot? :)

prometheus
10-14-2008, 05:57 AM
Sweet!!
Well..even the sun has it spots.

It reminds me to pull up some scenes again and work on trying to do some sweet solar flares..as discussed on the spinquad forum.

http://www.spinquad.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21732&highlight=solar+flares

Michael

JeffrySG
10-14-2008, 07:27 AM
Wow, awesome, could have done without the religious nuts' comments underneath though, banging on about how there must be a God because the Sun is beautiful.

What a twat.

lmao....


Really incredible pics! Thanks for the link!

Does anyone have a site for the original images? maybe from the space programs that took them? It would be nice to have links to the highest res originals. :)

JeffrySG
10-14-2008, 07:37 AM
http://www.solarphysics.kva.se/Press/SPD2003/

I did find some of the high res originals from the Swedish telescope.

ted
10-14-2008, 11:02 PM
Wow, awesome, could have done without the religious nuts' comments underneath though, banging on about how there must be a God because the Sun is beautiful.

What a twat.

Wow, Why do you have to go there?
Enjoy the picts and let others see it how they want. I think calling him a Twat was far more offensive and uncalled for than his comments. JMHO

Matt
10-15-2008, 03:54 PM
Maybe, in which case I apologise, but I'm just tired of religion being thrust my throat at every opportunity.

CMT
10-15-2008, 03:57 PM
Maybe, in which case I apologise, but I'm just tired of religion being thrust my throat at every opportunity.

Personally I get tired of hearing the anti-religion comments when someone merely mentions God. Happens a lot on these forums....


But these are some beautiful pics....

Matt
10-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Well, let's leave it there then!

shrox
10-15-2008, 04:58 PM
OK!

Did you know that solar eclipses are visible only on Earth? No other bodies orbit in such a way that aligns for it. The satellite appears either smaller than it's star or larger. You could park yourself in the right spot in space, but no other place matches the apparent diameters so precisely. And it will only last about 600 million more years. Not long in geologic time.

Matt
10-16-2008, 03:34 AM
Everytime I see pictures of the sun boiling away, I'm always amazed it's not 'run out' yet!

Then you see a diagram like this and realise just how big it is!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Solar_system_scale-2.jpg

prometheus
10-16-2008, 05:57 AM
[QUOTE=Matt;766593]Everytime I see pictures of the sun boiling away, I'm always amazed it's not 'run out' yet!QUOTE]

I saw a documentary about the sun a couple of days ago, and I believe it takes around 8 minutes for the sunenergy/light to travel from the sunsurface and to reach the earth, but for the suns energy to travel from the suns innercore to the sunsurface takes several thousand years, not sure..but I think itīs due to the mass and gravity forces.

I wonder how old the stars are in the alfa centauri starsystem?( the closest stars after the sun)
they are part of a three starsystem and proxima is the closest star but pretty small compared to the sun, maybe The size of jupiter. the other two are very close to the size of the sun.

itīs about time to start travel perhaps, it sure will take some time to get there:)


Michael

Tzan
10-16-2008, 09:42 PM
I like this scale:

http://www.umpi.maine.edu/info/nmms/solar/index.htm

Its 40 miles long.
You may have seen this before. It was constructed years ago.
Click the planet names.

BeeVee
10-17-2008, 06:17 AM
This is my favourite to show just how tiny the sun is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1w8hKTJ2Co

B

JeffrySG
10-17-2008, 06:29 AM
This is my favourite to show just how tiny the sun is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1w8hKTJ2Co

B

Yeah, I always liked that one! It's no wonder that the Sun will eventually swallow up the Earth!

Iain
10-17-2008, 06:31 AM
This is my favourite to show just how tiny the sun is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1w8hKTJ2Co

B

Wow. That's stunning!

BeeVee
10-17-2008, 06:39 AM
Isn't it? And it's even more amazing when you think that 98.5% of the mass in our solar system is in the sun and that Jupiter has over half the remaining 1.5%...

B