This is an amazing photograph. Interpreting all the data collected must take some concentration.
Lestie, you've realised the big problem with data collection. Telescopes can now collect it much faster than humans could possibly process it. But there are some smart folk that understand both what's wanted from the data and how to write a computer program to do the grunt work.
The big deal now seems to be AI - artificial intelligence, as it's commonly known. But in two talks I've seen about it, the astronomers preferred to call it "augmented intelligence" where the humans will be able to make use of the ability of the computer to process large amounts of data to complement the human side. (Rather than letting the computer take over the world!)
Ah Mona! What a present this calendar is - thank you.
the heavens provide quite a canvas for artwork.
I saw this in my newspaper, it was so beautiful! I recall actually seeing some of those colors and still never realized how different the many phases were.
Wow! That moon is amazing. Almost as if you could touch it. When I lived in the middle of the prairies and the harvest moon rose in September or October it was always larger than life. Amazing really.
Thanks for posting those great images and articles.
Monika, thank you for your comments and kind words. Seeing the Moon over the prairie sounds like a wonderful sight.
Amazing! I wonder what's really out there.