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Oo0oO0oh Pretty Picture!!
« on: October 14, 2004, 12:42:43 am »
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg

^one word.. w0000w.

If you look closely at the bottom right of the picture, you will find that theres actually quite a lot of light coming from antarctica!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2004, 03:13:04 am »
old but still cool picture

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2004, 04:08:26 am »
According to this, the best place to set up an  astro-observation post would be in Sahara.

Well I am though not sure how suitable Sahara is for observation due to it´s whereabouts.

This is the so called light-pollution.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2004, 07:18:42 am »
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg

^one word.. w0000w.

If you look closely at the bottom right of the picture, you will find that theres actually quite a lot of light coming from antarctica!!
Snow/ice would reflect more light than other terrian.
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Re:Oo0oO0oh Pretty Picture!!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2004, 07:33:34 am »
Nice Picture, I could probably point to about an hours drive to my house from the picture.  Maybe.

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Re:Oo0oO0oh Pretty Picture!!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2004, 08:24:24 am »
Actually, if you look at the bottom right, that's not the lights, it looks like someone had words there then scribbled them out with a black sharpie...and rather those "lights" are probably just what's left over of the words that were there...

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Re:Oo0oO0oh Pretty Picture!!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2004, 08:17:46 pm »
Actually, if you look at the bottom right, that's not the lights, it looks like someone had words there then scribbled them out with a black sharpie...and rather those "lights" are probably just what's left over of the words that were there...

Yeah, I thought that too.

But then I thought of two other hypotheses:

1) In that area of the Antarctic the scientists are really inconsiderate and leave bright lights around their science bases even though it will effect animal movements, etc.

2) In that area of the Antarctic the penguins have gained conscious and have already started their own civilization beginning with a few small towns. They will soon cover the Antarctic with penguin culture!

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2004, 09:35:18 pm »
2) In that area of the Antarctic the penguins have gained conscious and have already started their own civilization beginning with a few small towns. They will soon cover the Antarctic with penguin culture!

see? told ya Tux was God ;D