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    Exotic places that I may never see........
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    Pluto:

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    Pluto:
    Well then damn sure fits the bill........
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    Don't under-estimate Jack. He's purty damned talented

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
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    Dang. Beat me to it. I was actually going to post a nebula.

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    Naica Cave of Mexico



    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Dang. Beat me to it. I was actually going to post a nebula.

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    Oh, please do! They are gorgeous.

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    You want, you want, you want.

    Shift yer bum and go.
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    Somewhere between Murder and Suicide, there is a place called Merseyside.

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    And Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico. I don't think you can get in there anymore, actually.
    The Chandelier Ballroom is amazing.

    BBC filmed it for Planet Earth.

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    The Don Corleone Nebula. Hehe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    The Don Corleone Nebula. Hehe.


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    About a week ago the wife and I watched a documentary about the life of the Hubble telescope, and there were hundreds of incredible images- like the one above. I've often wondered about the possibility of having a selection of those images somehow illuminated and used to cover a kids bedroom ceiling. I think it would be just awesome. JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    About a week ago the wife and I watched a documentary about the life of the Hubble telescope, and there were hundreds of incredible images- like the one above. I've often wondered about the possibility of having a selection of those images somehow illuminated and used to cover a kids bedroom ceiling. I think it would be just awesome. JayInOz
    Jay,
    We have this AMAZING book of Hubble photos, or pictures, or images, or what have you.
    I think your idea is awesome.

    Then I thought how cool it would be to have the images projected all around. Then I thought how,much that sounds like Fahrenheit 451, and I got a little freaked out about the future.

    I can easily imagine mass buntings becoming popular, again. Especially among the idioti that imagine everything we know is on the web already.

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    The Hubble Deep Field is to me, the single most astounding astronomical image I have ever seen.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    How about a little time travel?

    The Parthenon, 5th Century BCE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    Exotic places that I may never see........
    Hell Jack, if ya look port and starboard in your own neighborhood you'll see new worlds left and right.

    Pass through here, free beers on me.

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    Or one could just go to Nashville.

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Jeff C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    The Hubble Deep Field is to me, the single most astounding astronomical image I have ever seen.
    Have you seen the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (LINK)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    About a week ago the wife and I watched a documentary about the life of the Hubble telescope, and there were hundreds of incredible images- like the one above. I've often wondered about the possibility of having a selection of those images somehow illuminated and used to cover a kids bedroom ceiling. I think it would be just awesome. JayInOz
    Hubble Slide Sets (LINK)
    Slide Sets

    Peruse slide sets of stunning Hubble images in our click-through carousel.

    Since Hubble’s launch, the Office of Public Outreach has periodically assembled sets of 20 35-mm slides, most containing science highlights for particular time periods. A few sets cover specific topics, such as servicing missions.

    These sets are available for purchase at low cost from NASA CORE.

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    How about a video from Niamey Niger...



    I'm not the American talking to our driver.
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    From Afghanistan. Leaving a FOB with no pax, headed towards home base...

    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Auyuittuq National Park Baffin Island, northern Canada

    I figure that this is about as far-away from low, flat, hot, semi-tropical Florida as you can get, at least on the North American continent...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Just to let y'all know........ I'm lovin this thread!

    There certainly is a lot of beauty in nature.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    Hell Jack, if ya look port and starboard in your own neighborhood you'll see new worlds left and right.

    Pass through here, free beers on me.
    I have many times, one of the attracting features around here are the murals...
    Let me see if I can dig a few up.....
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    They place is not far from us, some murals may date back 90 years.
    Check out the trash cans at the end.

    Most all of the small hick towns here have their own displays of murals.
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    Upper valley of the Rio Elqui, Chile. The grapes are put to good use making Pisco:




    Valparaiso

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post

    Auyuittuq National Park Baffin Island, northern Canada

    I figure that this is about as far-away from low, flat, hot, semi-tropical Florida as you can get, at least on the North American continent...
    That seems other worldly!

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    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Seria, Brunei...







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    Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, inspiration for Tolkien's Rivendell.


    Rivendell Looking East , by J.R.R. Tolkien

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