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  1. #1 Astronomy Picture of the Day 
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    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

    I found this site to be pretty cool, the archive has some really nice photos and illustrations in it.

    Check it out.

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    Just to add, this is a different picture every day (Well based on what they say)


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    That picture was also in this month's issue of Sky and Telescope. I knew it was familiar so I went running throught my magazines and sure enough, it was there.


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    It's a different picture every day.
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    sweet, it is now bookmarked.

    Speaking of astronomy ... I had to re-install my OS today, and now I'm trying to re-install a planetarium package (KStars) ... So I need to install like a coupld libraries first, and each of those libraries need a couple libraries, which need a couple dependencies. So for the past hour I've been installing about 50 packages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sploit
    sweet, it is now bookmarked.

    Speaking of astronomy ... I had to re-install my OS today, and now I'm trying to re-install a planetarium package (KStars) ... So I need to install like a coupld libraries first, and each of those libraries need a couple libraries, which need a couple dependencies. So for the past hour I've been installing about 50 packages.
    Ohh man, I've been there before. It's such a pain. Sucks even more when one of the libraries is the wrong version, compiles fail and the entire thing turns into a nightmare.

    Best of luck.
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    Now I'm just pissed:
    while installing libkdecore
    libkdecore4-3.2.3-97.1.101mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied kdelibs-common[== 30000000:3.2.3-97.1.101mdk])
    while install kdelibs-common:
    kdelibs-common-3.3.1-5.mdk10.1.thac.i586 (due to unsatisfied libkdecore4[== 30000000:3.3.1-5.mdk10.1.thac])
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    Here are a few more very informative sites for your book marks. Would it be
    possible to make a locked sticky thread where you can update the list as you
    check out the new sites and approve their listing? That would help keep it clean
    I think. Several of the forums might benefit from such a sticky thread of well
    chosen informative sites with out all the chit chat mucking them up.

    Lunar picture of the day by Chuck Wood and associates.
    http://www.lpod.org/

    Earth Science picture of the day.
    http://epod.usra.edu/

    THEMIS Mars mapping images.
    http://themis.asu.edu/latest.html

    Malin Space Science Systems Mars Orbital Camera
    http://www.msss.com/

    Have some more, including a great one for zoom and panning where you want
    to see on Mars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity View Post
    It's a different picture every day.
    Yep - the clue is in the name !

    Been visiting and recommending this site for several years - there are nice embedded links in the narratives under each photo.
    My favourite is still the view of Saturn back light by the sun with a tiny blue spec [ the Earth ] visible between the rings.
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