High-Res Photos From NASA`s STS-129 Mission [Pics]

Submitted by: breezy2 7 years ago Science

Beautiful! Stunning! Spectacular!
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Male 29
sicck aas shiiet!!
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Male 7,378
Proof positive that Global warming is real:

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Male 218
the third god, just beatiful
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Male 712
Just. Plain. Gnarly.
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Female 2,695
i actually have the last one as my desktop bg
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Male 177
weve actually gone down 0.039 degrees in the past 2 years
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Female 47
last pic ftw!!! freakin` gorgeous!!!
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Male 906
man im used to IAB creation/evolution arguments and political arguments... this is a breath of fresh... CO2
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Male 25,416
Still so cool!
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Male 12,138
[quote]Utter bollocks, a downright lie. Eleven of the last twelve years rank among the top 12 warmest years in the instrumental record. Fact.

instrumental record? ever thought back about 1000000 years when dinosaurs were alive? 120 degrees avg.
oh, and you know that co2 is less that one percent of one percent of the atmospheres makeup[/quote]

Well, it was a direct retort to a specific claim. And yes, climate change on a geological timescale is one thing. The RATE at which we are seeing climate change and alteration of our atmospheric makeup right now is, best we can tell, completely unprecedented in the geological record. And dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, not 1.

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Male 772
Wow, awesome pics! Love the last one!
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Male 7,378
@ CrakrJak, The e-mails you cite don`t disprove the science. If you`re in your 40`s chances are you`ve witnessed global warming first hand. Plants that were indigenous to your south now probably fluorish in your back yard.
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Male 3,364
Whether or not you agree with the global warming scenario, how can anybody with a conscious disagree with making every effort to ensure future generations clean water and air?
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Male 4,807
Makes ya feel kinda small.
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Male 76
Utter bollocks, a downright lie. Eleven of the last twelve years rank among the top 12 warmest years in the instrumental record. Fact.

instrumental record? ever thought back about 1000000 years when dinosaurs were alive? 120 degrees avg.
oh, and you know that co2 is less that one percent of one percent of the atmospheres makeup

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Male 1,837
i agree with turbopuppy but unneccesary triple post.

but back to the post - love the last pic.

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Male 158
Global warming is about statistics. If you cant see the forest thru the trees just back up a little. "A Decade" is nonsense. Look at 100 yrs. Look at 1000 yrs. If you look at 10,000 to 50,000 yrs, you will find temperatures have been steadily rising all along. Go back farther and you will see hot summers in Siberia camels would get uncomfortable in. Sea levels have fluctuated wildly over millions of years in range. The current Sea level is historically LOW. If sea levels rise, insolation will evaporate larger oceanic areas and the earth will cool. THINK!
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Male 3,255
CARBONATED HORSE SEMEN
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Male 12,138
[quote]The last ten years the global temperature has dropped. [/quote]

Utter bollocks, a downright lie. Eleven of the last twelve years rank among the top 12 warmest years in the instrumental record. Fact.

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Male 1,590
"Carter, I can see my house!"
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Male 17,512
"Hypothesis of rednecks: Scientists made up global warming so giant corporations could steal your money. "

Climate Gate E-mails

I`m sure the media is sheltering you from this information. They admit to "Tricks", "hide the decline", and "deleting data".

The last ten years the global temperature has dropped. And if you haven`t noticed, The last couple of winter have been colder than normal.
And Al Gore is getting wealthy while burning 10 times the energy of a normal house.

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Male 3,425
People actually believe in 2012? I thought the IAB community was somewhat intelligent...
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Male 101
LOL, sorry for spelling your name wrong buxco215.
I have a hangover. :P
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Male 101
I just love space pictures!

@ buxo 216 - :D
@ Negative One - Google 2012 (not the lame movie).

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Male 2,582
buxco215 ~ "Maybe they can take a picture of the Earth after it blows up on 12/21/2012! :D"

What are you, a fu*king idiot, or are you trying to make a topical joke about a lame recent movie?

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Male 3,425
My god, these are stunning...
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Male 127
i believe the shuttle was shot from the ISS.
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Male 976
Maybe they can take a picture of the Earth after it blows up on 12/21/2012! :D
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Male 703
interesting
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Male 162
they are sick pictures! but how did they get a photo of the shuttle from up there? is the shuttle space junk? or it being shot from the space centre/satellite remotely?
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Male 25
Shaboinkin> Becuase most space junk is too small to see in pictures like this if I"m not mistaken.
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Male 1,190
Very nice, we need to support Obama and get our Earth healthy!

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Male 456
I always wondered why I don`t see satellites and space junk in these pictures of space
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Male 838
Wow... Just... wow...
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Female 437
some aweesome pics!
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Male 3,756
ElSombrero, we haven`t gone far. We`ve maybe tipped our toe into the ocean. And not even really anywhere close to that.
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Male 716
This just proves that humans can go far.

We just need to wake the hell up.

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Female 5,222
the last one is breath taking
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Male 1,627
i love the mountains

i love the clear blue skies

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Male 670
that is drating beyond cool
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Male 931
Bunch of smart cookies, i tells ya :P
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Male 931
lmao, think about it. Were humans meant to be doing this sort of thing? Traveling into space? As much as i hate most of the world right now, it`s things like these that make you think lets see how far we can really go. Yeah i know, humans have been going into space for about 50 years, but come on...into SPACE. Id love to go there :D
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Female 208
I knew I always wanted to be an astronaut.
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Male 199
I`m not sure how the last one is from STS-129 if it`s been my desktop background for over two years now...

Still though, incredible pictures.

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Male 388
You call that high-res?
lol. Still cool.
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Female 15,763
Dear Earth,

Oooooooh.. aaaaaah...

Sincerely, Humanity.

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Male 332
ooooh i see what i did wrong. i thought it said million. :D oops well he could fund it for only 3 years. poo. i disproved myself D:
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Male 332
ok, different analogy. if bill gates is worth 50 billion, the year`s funding for NASA is only 1/2907th of his NW. So, he could fund NASA for almost 300 years, if he had the same amount of money and the funding stayed the same. Still, it`s not much. and when do I mix my x`s and b`s?
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Male 625
oh, spaceships. great.
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Male 5,094
Humanity, you`ve made me proud. *wipes tear*
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Male 121
Love that last photo best.
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Male 10,440
[quote] just think: im sure youve seen deal or no deal. (sucky show btw) if 17 of those people put together their million dollar winnings, they could pay for NASA. [/quote]

That analogy is awful. There haven`t even been 17 million dollar winners.

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Male 12,138
[quote] just think: im sure youve seen deal or no deal. (sucky show btw) if 17 of those people put together their million dollar winnings, they could pay for NASA. [/quote]

17000 of them, Arb. 17000.

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Male 478
This is very spectacular! I still can`t help but wonder what this does to advance humanity...
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Male 10,440
Even though its called the ISS, the Americans seem to be far ahead in the `space exploration` business (to my knowledge). But even then, as catbarf says, it takes up a very small part of the Economy and provides a lot.

The trouble I think is that not that many people *want* to go to the moon again or to Mars. If there is public interest, the politicians will follow it.

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Male 10,440
I demand a space station for Christmas. One with lasers.
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Male 24
You`re mixing your b`s and m`s again Arbniter.
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Male 25,416
Thats so cool!
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Male 332
and to old ollie, they did good. i mean, we regret the deaths of the astronauts, but the shuttles did WAY better than expected. They were only supposed to last around 5 years. but no. they lasted for 20. And the ISS is humanity on the right track. from there, we can do expirements in space that we couldn`t do in a shuttle, and it shows that Earth can be *somewhat united.
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Male 332
catbarf, i agree with you. just think: im sure youve seen deal or no deal. (sucky show btw) if 17 of those people put together their million dollar winnings, they could pay for NASA. and what`s the point of being educated if there is no place to use it? computers can`t create, or imagine. but they can do everyday things. so forget about being educated, a computer can do that. but a computer can`t wonder. :D
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Male 1,455
If it weren`t for NASA, we wouldn`t have scratch-proof glass, memory foam, ear thermometers, shoe insoles, smoke detectors, cordless tools, water filters, or any kind of long-distance communication technology.

It was the space race that created the telecommunications industry that produced the Internet. Think of where we`d be if NASA`s modest budget had been cut years ago.

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Male 1,455
"I would hate to see anything happen to the space program, but if push comes to shove, I would rather be able to get sufficient medical treatment, see my friends in one piece from the war(which includes them coming home, physical and mental care), my little brothers and god kids to be able to attend school for a full day with more than adequate teachers and school supplies in the classroom, and for them to get a college education at a reasonable price than speculations about whether Mars might be inhabitable or not. Maybe I`M the crazy one. "

NASA`s budget this year was $17.2 billion. Just 17.2. A tiny, tiny fraction of the healthcare reform, or the stimulus package, or the war. And the benefits the space program has on science (which we are falling behind in) and economy (which is also in the gutter) are far beyond the price.

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Male 2,076
so amazing. :(
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Male 185
fishgul69, will you marry me?

that was awesome

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Male 9,306
"i love photos from space, they just make me smile."

Me too. It`s very peaceful and serene looking. I love that kind of environment. :)

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Male 716
"One of the great revelations of the modern age is the image of the earth, finite and global, carrying the whole human population through the oceans of space and time". Or something along those lines.
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Male 7,585
i love photos from space, they just make me smile.
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Female 914
oh yeah OldOllie, because who needs money for healthcare reform, bringing our troops home (2012, we hope), education reform and college tuition reform?

hell, lets just give it all to NASA! all the programs are taking cuts, ALL of them.

I would hate to see anything happen to the space program, but if push comes to shove, I would rather be able to get sufficient medical treatment, see my friends in one piece from the war(which includes them coming home, physical and mental care), my little brothers and god kids to be able to attend school for a full day with more than adequate teachers and school supplies in the classroom, and for them to get a college education at a reasonable price than speculations about whether Mars might be inhabitable or not. Maybe I`M the crazy one.

no one group in government is to blame for any one thing, Dems AND Repubs are at fault for a lot of poo.

and about ACORN and such, no program is perfect, but they are trying their damnest to help thos

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Male 2,893
I think we should launch Obama into space and leave him there.
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Male 1,381
I <3 my job. :D
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Male 569
3rd pic is my favorite. it reminds me of starwars haha
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Male 7,378
"Our Earth is fine and healthy as it is. Whomever is telling you it`s not it lying to you to get money."

Hypothesis of rednecks: Scientists made up global warming so giant corporations could steal your money.

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Male 447
Lol crackrjack you are truly an idiot if you actually think that.

Those pictures are pretty amazing though, especially the last one.

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Male 1,853
photoshopppppppppppped

I mean that`s cool.

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Male 17,512
Our Earth is fine and healthy as it is. Whomever is telling you it`s not it lying to you to get money.

I have even higher quality photos downloaded straight from NASA, Check out their website sometime. Most are large enough you could make sofa size prints from them. (Takes a really big printer) :-)

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Female 751
wow, that last one is just... amazing... I wanna go to space now!!!
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Male 15,832
SilverThread "Freaking incredible. It`s hard to believe that we`re retiring the shuttle next year. It`s had a good run."

You call 14 dead astronauts "a good run?" I`m all for the space program, but the shuttle was a big stinking pile of $#!+. Good riddance.

We need a new heavy lifter NOW! Don`t count on Obama and the Democrats to fund it unless they can figure out a way to funnel the money to ACORN and SEIU.

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Male 535
StarDagger said

"Very nice, we need to support Obama and get our Earth healthy!"

*smack* Seriously? You had to being him into this‽ What the hell, man‽ Stay on topic!

That said - these are amazing - The ISS is one of those things that you understand is up there, you see it from time to time when they want to show it off at night with the panels extended, but you don`t actually APPRECIATE it until you see it in a photograph that`s that high quality.

There are PEOPLE in that thing!

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Male 814
i can see myself in #2!
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Female 9,400
That is so cool.
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Male 1,793
nice...
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Male 1,190
Very nice, we need to support Obama and get our Earth healthy!

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Male 3,431
Freaking incredible. It`s hard to believe that we`re retiring the shuttle next year. It`s had a good run.
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Male 964
Woah!
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Male 8
Link: High-Res Photos From NASA`s STS-129 Mission [Pics] [Rate Link] - Beautiful! Stunning! Spectacular!
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