Tuesday, May 02, 2006

My homepage ...

When my Firefox starts up, and when I click the "Home Page" button, the page it goes to is Astronomy Picture of the Day. This website shows a different picture every day, somehow related to astronomy. Today's image is of the giant nuclear plant that powers all life on earth. In the debate over alternative vs fossil fuels on earth, its important to remember that with the Sun's fusion, without the giant ball of burning hydrogen, well, lets just say the argument is beyond moot at that point. This picture shows the complexity of the Sun's 'surface' (thats in quotes cause the Sun doesn't really have a surface in the way the earth does), something we don't often think about. This is during a period of high spot/flare activity.

See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download  the highest resolution version available.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Astronomy Picture of the Day


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