littlek
 
Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:28 pm
What is this? No looking up the url!

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/250/cache/new-solar-observatory-telescope-sunspot-close-up_25024_600x450.jpg
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tsarstepan
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:29 pm
@littlek,
Sun spot?
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:30 pm
A black hole?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:34 pm
@littlek,
Pore?
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:35 pm
@littlek,
South end of a north bound hedgehog?
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:35 pm
@roger,
Love this answer!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
I like to thank the science journalists at CSMonitor.com for all of those great astronomy articles and the lovely people at http://www.spaceweather.com/ and I like to thank the Academy for believing in me through all of the good and bad years. Crying or Very sad
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 09:14 pm
@tsarstepan,
Smile
Gee, are you gonna want the Nobel Prize for the tough questions?
Laughing
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 09:15 pm
Trying to look objectively at it now, I'd probably guess a button hole on a crinkled silk shirt.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 09:30 pm
I think it's some sea life.
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 09:38 pm
@cicerone imposter,
A sponge? A star fish mouth?
roger
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 10:04 pm
@littlek,
Or sea urchin? I should post it to Roberta's "Beautiful Animals" thread and see what they come up with.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 10:20 pm
@roger,
It could be part of the human body.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 12:31 am
@littlek,
part of a plant? flower?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 05:28 am
@roger,
Roger, I don't think this belongs on the beautiful animals thread. I don't think it's a part of an animal. I think it's an astronimical something. A sun spot? Botanical? Part of a flower?
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 05:44 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Roger, I don't think this belongs on the beautiful animals thread.


That is what came to mind as soon as I read the suggestion to post it there. Especially since it had already been established that it was a sun spot.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 05:55 am
oh yeah ... hehe ... umm .... look over there ! <runs>
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 08:56 pm
@Roberta,
Yep. Sunspots Roberta.

Quote:
Sunspot: A temporary concentration in the magnetic field on the sun, where convection of hot matter from the sun's interior is inhibited, resulting in a cooler, darker area on the photosphere of the sun. The average sunspot is about the same diameter as the earth.


http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/segwayed/lessons/sunspots/
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2010 07:16 am
Yes indeed. I have never seen a sun spot image like this before.
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g labarge
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2012 10:57 pm
@littlek,
sunspot
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