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Windows 7: A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth

25 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 3.11
 
 
A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth

We have known of its existence for only two years. But one scientist has captured an awe-inspiring picture of comet Lulin as it streaked past Earth on its ever-onward journey.

Glowing an eerie green, it came within 38million miles of Earth yesterday, the closest it has ever been, and about the same distance away as Mars.

Richard Richins from New Mexico State University snapped this spectacular picture in calm conditions two nights ago.

A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth | Mail Online
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25 Feb 2009   #2

Windows Se7en Ultimate Beta x86 Build 7057
 
 

Cool. Anyone here mess with Stellarium? It's awesome and handy when it comes to finding stuff like this in your local nightsky.
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25 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 3.11
 
 

Tonight i will be watching the sky to see comet!
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25 Feb 2009   #4

SEVEN x64
 
 

i was ready for the one last night @ midnight, but i missed it due to bloody cloud cover....





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25 Feb 2009   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth-desktop-mr-grim.jpg

A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth-capturegg.jpg

I just thought I would try it as a latest, Desktop Background .
The one on top is the one that Mr Grim Cleaned up and posted, there sure is a big difference in quality,Thank You Mr Grim.


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25 Feb 2009   #6

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi , Weedmonk, I installed that program in Vista ,it installed ok but when I try to open it,it gives me the stellarium.exe has stopped working ,a problem caused..... blah blah.. so it mustn't like Vista 64 bit.?
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25 Feb 2009   #7

Windows Se7en Ultimate Beta x86 Build 7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Hi , Weedmonk, I installed that program in Vista ,it installed ok but when I try to open it,it gives me the stellarium.exe has stopped working ,a problem caused..... blah blah.. so it mustn't like Vista 64 bit.?
Dang that sucks. Just for kicks did you try to run it via Compatibility?
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25 Feb 2009   #8

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Yes i tried the usual ,pity I would have liked to try it out ,I'll try it out on my laptop now it is 32bit, and I will see if it works on that, and I will probably hound you asking questions in the beginning, now that you told me about it.
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25 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I wish I had my telescope back. Especially after that March 2008 GRB I missed!
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25 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are those pictures cleaned up a little for anyone that wants them.

A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth-green-goddess-2.jpg

A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth-green-goddess.jpg


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