frontier001:

You know someone is a bad choice for director (or writer) when you can get old and new Trekkies to agree on it.

Amy

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Luna Roja, Rayo Verde   Red Moon, Green Beam Image Credit & Copyright: Dan Long (Apache Point Observatory) - Courtesy: Tom Murphy (UC San Diego)
Explanation: This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough, captured in the early morning hours of April 15. Of course, thereddened lunar disk is easy to explain as the image was taken during this week’s total lunar eclipse. Immersed in shadow, the eclipsed Moon reflects the dimmed reddened light of all the sunsets and sunrises filtering around the edges of planet Earth, seen in silhouette from a lunar perspective. But the green beam of light really is a laser. Shot from the 3.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in southern New Mexico, the beam’s path is revealed as Earth’s atmosphere scatters some of the intense laser light. The laser’s target is the Apollo 15 retroreflector,left on the Moon by the astronauts in 1971. By determining the light travel time delay of the returning laser pulse, the experimental team from UC San Diego is able to measure the Earth-Moon distance to millimeter precision and provide a test of General Relativity, Einstein’s theory of gravity. Conducting the lunar laser ranging experiment during a total eclipse uses the Earth like a cosmic light switch. With direct sunlight blocked, the reflector’s performance is improved over performance when illuminated by sunlight during a normal Full Moon, an effect fondly known as The Full Moon Curse.

Luna Roja, Rayo Verde   Red Moon, Green Beam 
Image Credit & CopyrightDan Long (Apache Point Observatory) - Courtesy: Tom Murphy (UC San Diego)

Explanation: This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough, captured in the early morning hours of April 15. Of course, thereddened lunar disk is easy to explain as the image was taken during this week’s total lunar eclipse. Immersed in shadow, the eclipsed Moon reflects the dimmed reddened light of all the sunsets and sunrises filtering around the edges of planet Earth, seen in silhouette from a lunar perspective. But the green beam of light really is a laser. Shot from the 3.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in southern New Mexico, the beam’s path is revealed as Earth’s atmosphere scatters some of the intense laser light. The laser’s target is the Apollo 15 retroreflector,left on the Moon by the astronauts in 1971. By determining the light travel time delay of the returning laser pulse, the experimental team from UC San Diego is able to measure the Earth-Moon distance to millimeter precision and provide a test of General Relativity, Einstein’s theory of gravity. Conducting the lunar laser ranging experiment during a total eclipse uses the Earth like a cosmic light switch. With direct sunlight blocked, the reflector’s performance is improved over performance when illuminated by sunlight during a normal Full Moon, an effect fondly known as The Full Moon Curse.

redonyellow:

These two scenes remind me of each other because they boldly illustrate how disparate TNG and DS9 were when it came to morality. In TNG, there was often a right answer, and the lines separating what was good and bad were often clear.  While in DS9, the best thing to do was not always the “right” thing to do. DS9 gave you scenarios where you could not judge whether decisions were moral or immoral, leaving you conflicted because they did not fit in those boxes.

Also, I find these scenes are remarkable because they showed how the principles that Starfleet claimed it was built on went out the window when it itself was threatened.

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Classic Comedy moment

The Fallon Family;  Jimmy, Tina and Lorne.

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Desde aca se ve mi casa!

Our Cosmic Address

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Best Star Trek Battle ever.

startrekships:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Sacrifice of Angels gifs: The Klingons break a hole in the Dominion lines

SofA gifset 8 of 9

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livefrommyhouse:

Favorite SNL Castmembers (requested by maidofdishonor)

Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer (part 5 of x)

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Virtual Sky turned 4 today!

Virtual Sky turned 4 today!

Ghostbusters (1984) - 

Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis)

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kerrywashingten:

SNL Meme - 1/10 Cast Members

↳ Amy Poehler

Funniest woman ever!

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LLAP!
1,000 posts!

LLAP!

1,000 posts!