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Alistar7

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May 13, 2002
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A study of Neptune's colossal cloud bands has shown that the planet undergoes seasonal changes in weather - the gas giant is just beginning a 40-year summer.

Researchers from Wisconsin-Madison University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that Neptune's southern cloud bands have been getting steadily wider and brighter over the past six years. They studied images of the planet captured with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1996, 1998 and 2002.

Astronomers take vision to the limit

Although not the first device of its type, experts say that the MACAO-VLTI (Multi Application Curvature Adaptive Optics - Very Large Telescope Interferometer) instrument is a frontrunner in making ground-based telescopes as good as those in space.


Astronomy Pic of the Day

now that's a view.....
 

Insane3D

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Thanks for the links Alistar7. Lots of interesting stuff...good morning food for the brain.

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Alistar7

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looks absolutely beautiful in all of it's magnificent destructive glory.....


















I WANT OFF THIS #@@$!%#$* ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
seriously, just send up some of my dna even if you can't download the entire contents of my brain, I can supply a floppy if you need one though.....
 

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