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|Home Page||Calendar of Events||Western Slope Skies||Image Gallery||Weblinks||Credits|
|M31 "Andromeda Galaxy"||167 KBytes||Adam Sherman, GVAS|
|M1 "Crab Nebula"||44 KBytes||John E. Pool, BCAS|
|M82 Galaxy||25 KBytes||John E. Pool, BCAS|
|Rho Ophiuchi Nebulosity||108 KBytes||Adam Sherman, GVAS|
|"Omega / Swan" Nebula||505 KBytes||Adam Sherman, GVAS|
|"Horsehead" & "Flame" Nebula||57 KBytes||Adam Sherman, GVAS|
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The instructions in this link are for PC / Windows systems. I think Macs work the same way, if not, check the dreaded manual.
About the Glossary
All Object page links have a left sidebar listing Glossary items. Many of these items use quantum models to explain counter-intuitive observations.
Scientific theories are models, written mathematically, which attempt to predict future outcomes. Past data is plugged into the model. If the model's predictions accurately describe current observations, scientists become more confident using it.
Models which accurately predict outcomes, like quantum mechanics, don't have to "make sense", they just have to work.
Don't freak-out reading glossary items; most rocket scientists understand the math but admit that intuitive understanding is elusive.
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