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Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:03 pm

Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 5:24 pm Post subject: Useful pictorial/science resources...

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Though not specifically aimed at the Electric Universe, here is a general resource guide for astronomical images/data, both of local planetary bodies, comets, moons, and for deep-space objects...

Basically, I want the public to have access to what we have access to. Lots of GREAT raw data out there. Too much for anyone person, site, agency to hoard or even to process it all.

Pardon my "thoroughness..."


Raw photos (some with captions; others not so much):

(Astronomical Picture of the Day)
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/

(Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations)
http://www.ciclops.org/

(HiRISE; High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment @ Mars)
http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/
http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/HiRISE/hirise_images/

(Lunar Photo of the Day)
http://www.lpod.org/

(Malin Space Science Systems; home of MOC (Mars Orbiter Cam) images, among others. Low-to-mid resolution)
http://www.msss.com/

(Martian Spiders; includes articles, images, links to original images relating to the "Martian spiders" and surrounding regions.)
http://www.martianspiders.com/

(NASA's Planetary Photojournal; includes large caches of raw and processed images from various missions to and observations of planets, moons and other bodies int he solar system.)
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html

(NASA's Solar System Explorer; similar to the Planetary Photojournal, but with some additional data and other focuses.)
http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm

(National Space Science Data Center)
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

(Planetary Data System - Home)
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/

(Planetary Data System, imaging node; provides access to a number of resources)
http://www-pdsimage.jpl.nasa.gov/

(TES; Mars Global Surveyor's Thermal Imaging Spectrometer)
http://tes.la.asu.edu/index.html

(THEMIS; Mars satellite imaging, mid resolution)
http://themis.asu.edu/

(USGS - ARP; USGS - Astrogeology Research Program)
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/



Specific missions:

(Cassini-Huygens; ESA site)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/index.html

(CLUSTER; "The 4 Cluster spacecraft are providing a detailed three-dimensional map of the magnetosphere, with surprising results")
http://clusterlaunch.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=8

(FUSE; Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer)
http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu/

(Mars Exploration Program)
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/

(Mars Exploration Rover Mission)
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/

(Mars Express; ESA site)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/index.html

(Mars Global Surveyor)
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/

(New Horizons; NASA/APL/JPL/JHU site?)
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

(RHESSI; Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager )
http://hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov/hessi/

(SOHO; Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/eit/EIT.html

(STEREO; Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory)
http://stereo.jhuapl.edu/

(Ulysses; mission to the sun's south polar cap)
http://ulysses.jpl.nasa.gov/

(Venus Express; ESA site)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Venus_Express/index.html

(Yohkoh)
http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/YPOP/
http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/Nuggets/
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/YPOP/Nuggets/


Deep-space telescopes/observatories:

(Hubble telescope sites)
http://hubble.nasa.gov/index.php
http://hubblesite.org/

(Spitzer telescope)
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/

(Chandra x-ray observatory)
http://chandra.harvard.edu/

(Integral)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Integral/index.html


Mapping sites/software:

(Google Maps - Earth; including good quality satellite imagery.)
http://maps.google.com/

(Google Maps - Moon)
http://moon.google.com/

(Google Maps - Mars)
http://www.google.com/mars/

(Flash Earth; similar to google maps, allows comparison between different image sets like google, yahoo, altavista, microsoft live. {Requires the Flash plug-in?})
http://www.flashearth.com/

(Crater map.)
http://geology.com/meteor-impact-craters.shtml

(NASA's World Wind project; 3D planetary visualization, mapping, imaging software. Very cool. Even includes recently released Java version; in addition to the regular .NET Windows-only version! I've used this the windows-only version extensively.)
http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

(Google Earth; 3D mapping & visualization software by Google. I na similar vein to that of World Wind. Both have their +'s & -'s)
http://earth.google.com/


Miscellaneous:

(The Aladin Sky Atlas; "Aladin is an interactive software sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images")
http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/aladin.gml

(High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center; NASA site)
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

(Lightning Image Sensor data; lightning strike/distribution data)
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/data/lisbrowse.html

(Optical Transient Detector; lightning strike/distribution data)
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/data/otdbrowse.html

(Geology Dictionary; defines a lot of geological terms, in case folks need to look up the abstruse language used to encode data mined around the earth and the solar system...)
http://geology.com/geology-dictionary.shtml

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Addendum, perhaps a moderator can make this thread/topic "sticky" so it stays at the top in the forum. Good resources for those interested in raw data...

Likewise, folks with other good pictorial resources, or other science-related & "reliable" (raw-data?) resources may feel free to post and add resources. Perhaps I'll amend the list above as additional, suitable resources come in? Hope this is useful for all!

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:03 pm

Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:26 pm Post subject:

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Well done! Thank you very much.

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:04 pm

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:08 am Post subject: Video Clips

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Electrical Discharge Video Clip links posted by Tzunamii under the TPOD Forum.
http://web4.ehost-services.com/rainbow11/tbolts/forum/phpBB/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=91
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpBO019hVsc&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w69vfMvpeBc&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNrksbH12w&mode=related&search=

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:11 pm

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 12:09 am Post subject: Glad to be of service...

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@rc-us wrote:Well done! Thank you very much.

Arc-us



No problem. I've always been one for "playing fair." Toward that end, I figure we might as well go back to the "raw data" and see what's up. :)

Of late, I'm especially fond of HiRISE zoomable images at the marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov site, as you can tunnel right down to ground level and see things in such clarity as to go "Huh? What's going on here? There are no LAVA TUBES/"VENTS" on Arsia Mons" ;o] Etc. Though there is some pretty cool "cellular / polygonal" terrain at ground level in the "vent" picture, when you zoom in far enough. Not unlike the pattern created roundsabouts the solar photosphere... *Innocent look.* What? I'm just saying is all...

(Zoom all the way in on the vent and two craters to see what you can see... Omnipresently pockmarked/cellular surface.)
http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/HiRISE/hirise_images/PSP/orb_002100/PSP_002157_1715/

(Solar photosphere/sunspots/penumbra? More interested in the photos than the articles. Though the articles are mildly interesting as well...)
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060418penumbra.htm
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch05/051013sunspot.htm
http://thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060414sunspots.htm

Am I wrong? Okay, okay, that should be for another topic... ;o) (Another topic it is" [OLD FORUM]http://web4.ehost-services.com/rainbow11/tbolts/forum/phpBB/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=102)

Anywho, glad the raw data links might be helpful. :)

Come to think of it, I rather like the teslamania.com (or equivalent IP address it seems to like transitioning to for some reason) site...

Especially:

http://205.243.100.155/frames/lichtenbergs.html
http://205.243.100.155/frames/shrinker.html
http://205.243.100.155/frames/Shrinking_History.htm
http://205.243.100.155/frames/pasley.html
http://205.243.100.155/frames/whatis.html

For some reason, I simply find Lichtenberg figures to be quite interesting... As well as anythingthat goes boom, bright flashy things, large electric arcs & sparks (so long as I'm nowhere near them ;o] )...

~Michael

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:12 pm

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:24 am Post subject: Update.

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Updated "Specific Missions" section to include "New Horizons," submitted by a user in a different forum/thread. Hats off to them.

also made minor edit to use BBcode for links, to make sure all links work properly. HAve noticed that certain characters aren't interpreted as part of an address unless used in a specific way in a BBcode tag. All links should be working now, I think.

~Michael

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:12 pm

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 1:03 am Post subject: Updates

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Updated "mapping" section with "crater maps" interactive map site, and updated "miscellaneous" with a link to a "Geological Dictionary." Hope these are useful to someone...

~Michael

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:13 pm

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:51 pm Post subject: Aladin Sky Atlas.

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Added "Aladin Sky Atlas" software to 'Miscellaneous' section.

Apparently geared toward being as comprehensive a deep-sky atlas as possible for obtaining and viewing most/any/all images taken over a massive portion of the sky in various wavelengths. See their FAQ for more info.


Cheers,
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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:13 pm

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:38 pm Post subject: Google Moon

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Didn't even know this site existed until today. Can't believe I missed it!

http://moon.google.com/

Has been updated above.

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:15 pm

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:31 pm Post subject:

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Added a bunch of specific missions, including STEREO, SOHO, ULYSSES, Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), etc.

Also added a couple image resources.

Here's a brief snippet of info on Martian Dust Devils as seen by rovers or MGS {?}. Too little info to necessarily be a full-blown resources. But interesting anyway. As a few videos show the dust devils flashing or interacting with the ground at the base. Pretty compelling stuff. How can this get ignored?

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/spirit/20070412a.html

Anyone got other resources? Missions, raw data, etc? Post up!

Cheers,
~Michael

Addendum, found this page quite handy. Added a number of resources from it:

http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?Sort=Chron&StartYear=2000&EndYear=2009

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:17 pm

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:49 pm Post subject: Hmm... New resources...

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Seems that after a technical glitch kept me off-site for a while, I can't edit my old posts from pre-glitch. Go figure.

Well, I guess I'll just add stuff to new posts as I find it.

(High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC); on board Mars Express satellite administered by ESA.)
http://berlinadmin.dlr.de/Missions/express/indexeng.shtml

(Smart-1 site; ESA-administered).
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/SMART-1/index.html

(XMM-NEWTON; space telecsope.)
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=23
http://xmm.vilspa.esa.es/
http://xmm.vilspa.esa.es/external/xmm_science/gallery/public/index.php

(Deep Impact; NASA site.)
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/deepimpact/main/index.html

(MESSENGER; NASA site for probe to visit Mercury.)
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/main/index.html

Cheers,
~Michael

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:18 pm

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:09 pm Post subject:

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I seem to have found a few new resources...

(EarthSLOT; Virtual Globes to help scientists, resource managers, educators, and the public better understand our planet and the earth science that goes on here)
http://www.earthslot.org/index.php

(GeoFusion; 3D globes and some other resources, may not be "free.")

(Lunar Map Catalog; )
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/

(Lunar and Planetary Institute; see their "Resources" menu for some good links)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/

(TerraExplorer; 3D globes, may not be "free.")
http://www.skylinesoft.com/corporate/technology/technology_terraexplorer.asp

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Re: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby bboyer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:19 pm

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Sorry, that's all I'd saved to my hard drive.
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Re: Recovered: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:32 am

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:14 pm Post subject: "Xenon on the Verge of an Electric Breakdown"
Posted by Upriver

"Xenon on the Verge of an Electric Breakdown"
"In carefully designed lab experiments the region between a pair of electrodes fills with plasma smoothly, starting at the positive end, with a wave front that sweeps quickly across to the negative end."

"At the leading edge of this so-called ionization front is a narrow band of enhanced electric field, according to theory and indirect experiments, but theorists only vaguely understand what determines the field's profile."
http://focus.aps.org/story/v19/st4

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Re: Recovered: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:33 am

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:19 am Post subject: Mainstream pubs that might be of interest?
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A list of interesting publications relating electricity / plasmas on Earth, in space, etc... Copied from another thread, since I thought they were quite interesting.

I wrote:Well, these are pretty darn cool {!}:

(Executive Summary for "The Earth's Electrical Environment (1986)")
http://books.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/898.pdf

(Full version; have to pat to buy full PDF version of the book, but you can read or skim chapters for free!)
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=898

(So too: Plasma Science - Advancing knowledge in the national interest. Has a section on astrophysical plasma. Currently in pre-print?)
http://www.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/11960.pdf
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11960

(Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos)
http://www.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/10993.pdf
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10993

(The Atmospheric Sciences: Entering the Twenty-First Century)
http://books.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/6021.pdf
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=6021

(The Geomagnetic Initiative)
http://www.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/2238.pdf
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=2238

(Solar Influences on Global Change)
http://www.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/4778.pdf
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=4778

(Plasma Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications)
http://books.nap.edu/execsumm_pdf/4936.pdf
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=4936

Some of these seems to include elements that seem to get glossed over in most "mainstream" publications. So, it's "out there," but not necessarily widely known. I did notice a tendency to talk in terms of "bow shocks" and reconnection in a few places. But a lot of stuff seems to be coming into line. Slowly... Very slowly. Soon it'll be "well, we knew this all along!"

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Re: Recovered: Useful pictorial/science resources...

Unread postby MGmirkin » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:35 am

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:59 am, Post subject: Rock art.
Posted by LK.

Here's a link to California rock art halfway down the page: http://www.angelfire.com/sk/syukhtun/syuk.html

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