comets 2010

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comet elenin, photographed by stereo b, august 2011.

based on the trajectory of its brief visit to the inner solar system, comet elenin (c/2010 x1) was once an outer oort cloud object with an orbit of millions of years. perturbed inward (possibly by a passing star) the comet partially disintegrated while passing close to the sun (0.48 au), and is now in a 12,000 year orbit in the scattered disc.

top: 7 frames, composite of 14 images. bottom left & right: both component sequences. all photographed 6-12th august.

image credit: nasa/stereo. animation: ageofdestruction.

June 2, 2016 … Justin Long is 38 … born June 2, 1978

Wikipedia: Justin Long is an American actor known for roles in such films as Galaxy Quest (1999), Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Alpha and Omega (2010) and Comet (2014).

He played Warren Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed, and appeared with John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple’s “Get a Mac” advertising campaign.

In 2009, he starred in He’s Just Not That Into You with co-star Ginnifer Goodwin and After.Life opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci.

From 2011-2015 (5 episodes) he played Paul Genzlinger opposite Zooey Deschanel on the sitcom New Girl.

manifestmoon  asked:

Any films like moonrise kingdom? 🐝🌹

Amélie (2001)
Beginners (2010)
Comet (2014)
Daydream Nation (2010)
Electrick Children (2012)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Flipped (2010)
Ghost World (2001)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Medianeras (2011)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Running with Scissors (2006)
Rushmore (1998)
Submarine (2010)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The Kings of Summer (2013)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Youth in Revolt (2009)

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nothing lost & nothing gained: Solar corona and comet, photographed by SOHO, 11th May 2013.

47 frames taken over 24 hours. Position of the Sun appears to move right-to-left here because the images are aligned to fix the position of background stars. I believe the bright star at bottom left is 5 Tauri.

The comet (top left image) is SOHO 2505, discovered by Szymon Liwo and Zhijian Xu in SOHO images on the previous day.

Image credit: NASA/SOHO. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

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duet: Comet Lovejoy rounds the Sun, photographed by STEREO, December 2011.

C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) enters the frame at bottom right, hooks around the Sun inside the corona (some tail visible at top left), then exits the frame again at bottom right. The loops of the 2 gifs might get out of synch, though. 

Notice that the comet is just starting to show a tail as it leaves the frame - the tail still points away from the Sun, even though the comet is now moving in the opposite direction. 

42 images each from STEREO B’s corona camera, taken 20 minutes apart across 15th-16th December. The Sun is masked out to avoid damaging the instrument.

Image credit: NASA/STEREO. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.