Friday, 20 August 2010

What on earth?


When MESSENGER took this image, a distance of 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) separated the spacecraft and Earth. To provide context for this distance, the average separation between the Earth and the Sun is about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles).

Read the article   and explore thew website
Source: NASA Lunar Science Institute

 Auke Slotegraaf ons ASSA Dieplug-direkteur het my op die spoor gesit van die webblad via sy blog. Besoek dit gerus: psychohistorian.org

Opmerking: Hoe gaan die aarde vanaf  Andromeda se omgewing lyk. Die afstand is 2.6 miljoen ligjaar. Andromeda is die verste voorwerp wat met die blote oog gesien kan word.

Nog feite uit die Wiki-omgewing:

The Canis Major dwarf galaxy is classified as an irregular galaxy and is now thought to be the closest neighbouring galaxy to our location in the Milky Way, being located about 25,000 light-years away from our Solar System[2] and 42,000 light-years from the Galactic Center


Vir my is die Kaap ver!

Groete

Hannes Pietersers

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