[Chaos-l] A Cool Picture
walterfowler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 21:42:29 EDT 2011
All kidding aside (if that's possible), I truly think it looks like #1 - a
sunlit shuttle going into shadow. But as Robert points out, it's often in
the mind of the beholder. Even Jayme can't seem to get the focus just right
for me before I look through his scopes. Walter
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Robert Nielsen <robertnielsen at nc.rr.com>wrote:
> I actually saw it the other way ... the shuttle glow got brighter as it was
> headed deeper into the atmosphere. The way I see it, it is just entering
> the atmosphere at the bottom of the picture, and heading deeper at the top.
> But then I can see craters on the moon even if the shadows are the "wrong"
> way :-)
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jul 21, 2011, at 5:37 PM, walter fowler <walterfowler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why is the shuttle glow so bright at the highest altitude and it fades as
> it descends (presumably heating up on the way down)? Is it because
> 1. it's going from sunlight into the Earth's shadow
> 2. it's just brighter when it's closer to the ISS
> 3. they turn all the lights off when they start their descent
> 4. someone used Photoshop to "get the best results."
> Other thoughts? Walter
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Robert Nielsen <robertnielsen at nc.rr.com>wrote:
>> Wish I was there to see this:
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