Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth
Posted on 07/31/2014 10:57:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: An alluring night skyscape, this scene looks west across the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, Planet Earth. The Snake River glides through the foreground, while above the Tetons' rugged mountain peaks the starry sky is laced with exceptionally strong red and green airglow. That night, the luminous atmospheric glow was just faintly visible to the eye, its color and wavey structure captured only by a sensitive digital camera. In fact, this contemporary digital photograph matches the location and perspective of a well-known photograph from 1942 - The Tetons and The Snake River , by Ansel Adams, renown photographer of the American West. Adams' image is one of 115 images stored on the Voyager Golden Record. Humanity's message in a bottle, golden records were onboard both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft, launched in 1977 and now headed toward interstellar space.
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[Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)]
Once again, Art has eclipsed Science ... I hate it when that happens.
The Tetons and the Snake River, Ansel Adams, 1942
I should move there.
The Tetons are beautiful.
Here’s a presentation about one of the early ascents of the Grand Teton by a couple of college kids on spring break.
The storyline is pretty funny with the professional climbers vs. the kids on a mountain that had only been climbed once before.
At least visit - the Northern border of Teton National Park is the Southern border of Yellowstone National Park. Lots to see.
If you are camping try Slide Lake Campground - relatively close to Jackson and a bit too far away to be crowded.
That’s a lot of APODs for one day...
Great stuff. Thanks.
There is much to said about developments in photography but I still believe that Ansel Adams’ 70+ year old stuff cannot be beat!