Seriously Science – II

Let’s look at some moons this time. I got a chance to click some pics of our moon sometime back when it was almost full moon and again recently just few days back. Like somebody suggested last time, I should probably name this series as sci-pho, since most of the time I end up with some pics I clicked.

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Jupiter’s moons are more interesting compared to our dead moon, with no geological activity on it. Io has active volcanoes that keep ejecting Sulphur Dioxide. Europa has icy surface, below which water might exist. Neptune’s moon Triton is another interesting moon, which has geysers that eject Nitrogen. Moons of the outer planets are much more interesting than the planets themselves. Recentlyย Gliese 581g planet was in news since scientists predicted that it might be habitable. But then another scientist gave a statement saying it may not be completely true. Let’s see what else we are going to discover in future ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. scorpria says:

    Interesting!!!

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    1. Thanks Priya ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Rumya says:

    Really cool and interesting!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Loved the second picture ๐Ÿ™‚ Great shot!!

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    1. Thanks so much Rumz ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it

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  3. Rohit says:

    Hey give some credit to our moon 2 ! In proportion to its planet, its the largest satellite of them all & it adds to the stability of our planet too. The other moons do appear more interesting but do they have a more important purpose ? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Good to see this post. Reminds me of the times when I would keep starring at the stars & try to learn everything abt them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. oh yes! our moon is special in its own way ๐Ÿ™‚ without it, we would never have beautiful beaches with waves in them ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Rohit.. I love looking at the stars even today.. I find the night sky very fascinating ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow Clicks!! Which camera you used?? Very detailed and clear pics!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa ๐Ÿ™‚ I just used a Canon DSLR with telephoto lens ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Shobhit says:

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    Sci-pho it should be, looking at the wonderful pictures you are snapping. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I remember the times when the night sky used to be so clear that one could see the tiniest of stars. I used to identify various constellations at nights, lying on the bed on the terrace with my Granpa. Too bad we didn’t have today’s technology to capture those views back then.

    We have the technology now, but the pollution filled atmosphere doesn’t let us see anything beyond the dust these days. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    But discoveries of the cosmos are endless. They just keep coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. oh yes, planning to change the series name to sci-pho, it sounds more appropriate right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah these days the sky is clouded most of the times but I do star gazing when the clouds are not there.. I love gazing at the night sky.. one of my favourite pastimes ๐Ÿ™‚ My next aim is to take pics of some planets, which I am unable to , since they move very fast..

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  6. Ashwathy says:

    sack-see pics ๐Ÿ˜€

    yep…life elsewhere is an interesting thought. its been discussed to death and still ppl cant get enuff. as u said…lets see what other possibilities can be discovered! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Ash ๐Ÿ™‚ yep I find the cosmos very interesting.. something that I just love to observe..

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  7. Some of the moons of the other planets are really big, some as big as earth! There is one quote which I love about extra terrestrial beings – “Either we are totally alone in this vast universe, or we are not – Both the possibilities are equally haunting” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Destination Infinity

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    1. That was a beautiful quote.. both of the possibilities will drive us mad.. one towards spirituality and the other away from it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Harini says:

    Come on… our moon is not all that bad. He is the 5th largest and largest natural satellite :P. Yeah, Jupiter’s moons are interesting. But something that always interested me are Saturn rings. Some day I hope to see them :). Good Post :). And I m hoping that we find a habitable planet which is something like Pandora. Wouldnt that be great?

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    1. I love Saturn’s rings too ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes it look so beautiful in sky.. I really want to see them someday.. A planet like Pandora would be too good ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks Harini

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  9. Nethra says:

    We can shift to any of those satellites if scientists find a sign of life there. Earth’s getting boring and too populated and polluted.

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    1. Ah! that’s such an interesting thought ๐Ÿ™‚ I am bored of this over populated Earth ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. gils says:

    sci-pho series..hmmm…so ur FB profile wud read psy-chos album?
    i mean “psy”chologically “cho”herent software engineer ;);)

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    1. gils you have guts to call my FB probile Pyscho? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Wait till I curse you.. *stupefy* *petrificus totalus*.. muhahaha *typical voldy style laughter*

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      1. gils says:

        for avada kedavara..ur curses are like charms ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I dint want to curse something bad

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  11. gils says:

    nice pisc btw..esp tht chaand ka tukada still ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜› thanks gils.. finally you realized it is not an egg.. thank god ๐Ÿ˜›

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  12. Swaram says:

    Awesome clicks! I wud like to know which cam and lens too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. thanks Swaram.. I took it using my canon DSLR with telephoto lens ๐Ÿ™‚ It is not very clear though ๐Ÿ˜ฆ hope to get a better lens..

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  13. PNA says:

    Nice clicks, the moons, stars and planets and the unknown never fail to excite us ever… Like Harini, I was always in awe of Saturn and its rings and Jupiter and Pluto… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. thanks Pinoo ๐Ÿ™‚ yeah these moons and planets have always excited humans from time unknown.. our ancestors always wondered about them too and now we are in the process of doing that ๐Ÿ™‚ Even I love Saturn’s rings.. wish could get a chance to fly past it ๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. Dil On The Rocks says:

    Great shots. Moon looks so cool :D. And no, I dont want us to find another habitable planet. We have done enough ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Dil.. yep finding another planet might result in a situation similar to that in Avatar ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Reema says:

    interesting series! which camera?

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    1. Thanks Reema ๐Ÿ™‚ I own a Canon DSLR ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. That really is interesting! Nice pics!!

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    1. Thanks and welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Vyankatesh says:

    Nice pictures and facts!!

    And liked your pen name – it’s quite interesting.

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    1. Thanks Vyankatesh for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Avada,
    a nice post and a wonderful theme.
    You have recently changed theme or I have developed bad sectors :):)

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    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ yep I changed the theme few days back, since I was bored of the old one.. I had creamish colored theme before this.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Nalini and welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. arvind says:

    Aah . . here this theme looks fine .. at my office your blog looks all too clumsy and the background image covers your foreground Text ๐Ÿ™‚ ..
    anyways when u said it was CAnnon DSLR camera i was looking for the actual sized picture , i though u would have linked it to the image that u have put in the post ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. Oh thanks Arvind for trying to open my blog page again.. what browser do you use at office? Background image covered the foreground image? That’s really bad.. probably this theme doesnt work well with some browser version maybe.. Oh I dint upload the actual sized pic on this page but let me upload it on Picasa or Flickr and give you the link.. Also the plan is to get a tripod soon and take more pics.. better pics with more clarity ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. arvind says:

        ITs I.E 6.1 ,, thats what i use at my office. something doesn’t seem to be well with that browser .. ur theme looks cool here in my home ๐Ÿ™‚ …

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      2. oh some incompatibility with IE then.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. lostworld says:

    Ok I shan’t ask technical questions.. Great photos and nice piece of info. I didn’t know about that Gliese planet at all. Goes to show how often I actually watch proper news !!!! :-S

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe thanks girl

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  21. Rajlakshmi says:

    awwww those are amazing catures ๐Ÿ˜€
    beautiful

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Rajlakshmi

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  22. Pallavi says:

    Wow1!! Amazing pics….

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    1. Thanks so much Pallavi ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Bikram says:

    Thants some info Thank
    lately i think a coule of days back i heard on news they have found a Another GALAXY and are now trying to build a bigger telescope to reach it clearer cause they beleive that the new galaxy is probably the nearest to the start after the big bang theory…

    Interesting …

    Bikram’s Blog

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    1. thanks Bikram ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh I am not aware of that news.. lemme read about it then..

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  24. ajay says:

    I love this series and would like to start something similar but am short of ideas! Nice photographs AK. And don’t change the name. Let it be Seriously Science ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Ajay :).. hey why dont you start something like this? I would love to read.. yep sticking to Seriously Science for now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. Bea says:

    Awesum pics..

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    1. Thanks Bea and welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. Anu says:

    Hey, nice pics there ! What resolution btw?

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    1. Thanks Anu and welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I used a telephoto lens for this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Prasad says:

    Wow!! A warewolf gonna comeout!!

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    1. Hehe.. Hope it doesnt.. werewolves are too scary ๐Ÿ˜€ Btw I watched Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.. loved both the movies.. they are so different and creative ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for suggesting them to me..

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      1. Prasad says:

        If you like those, you ll like “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Laputa – Castle in the sky” for sure..

        A trivia – The character “Totoro” has a cameo in Toy Story 3!

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      2. Okay will try to catch hold of those movies then ๐Ÿ™‚ Totoro makes a cameo in Toy story..dint know that.. guess dint observe that.. let me watch the movie again ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. kanagu says:

    I wish you were little bit free to write this series AK.. Not many can write science series..

    its interesting…

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    1. yeah but hopefully will try to keep this series alive.. thanks Kanagu ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you liked them ๐Ÿ™‚

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  29. hemal says:

    The outer space always held my interest. and having gazed many starry nights out, i wish fly out there and find whats more that i could never see thru my naked eyes sitting right from here.

    the moons of every planet have some thing to do with the planets. nice pics avada…

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    1. Thanks Hemal.. I am just soooo crazy about outer space and astronomy.. even I wish I could fly and explore them myself ๐Ÿ™‚

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