Farked moonset

By Phil Plait | August 3, 2010 11:30 am

A while back I posted a pretty cool picture care of the European Southern Observatory:


It shows the Moon setting behind the Very Large Telescope observatory in Chile. BABloggee Craig Clem notified me that in July this picture was the victim target of a Fark.com Photoshop contest (some pix maybe NSFW), where people are invited to have at the image and do what they will.

My favorite? No contest:


Nicely played, robbase. Nicely played.

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Comments (7)

  1. steve

    They must have removed the NSFW. Way to get us all to look, Phil…

  2. Chip

    Very cool
    LOVED Space 1999 as a kid so I just added it to my netflix queue…all 17 disks

  3. Japhy

    Nice pic. Sorry to go off topic Phil, but do you have a take on either the solar storm coming our way tonight or what’s happening with the space station repairs? Just asking, I enjoy reading your perspective and insight on such matters.

  4. Dreamer

    The one with the golf club is the best. Simple, striking, and funny.

  5. Messier Tidy Upper

    Some good ones there. :-)

    My fave was the one with the Observatory relocated to the Moon by Hungryghost & the ones with Saturn added by Hagar the Horrible & with the Star Trek ship & Saturn too by slimfast.

    There were many other nice ones as well such as the Milky Way over the setting /rising Moon and observatory by hneftafl although the moonlight would wash out much of the picture in reality! The woman seen from a cupboard /sink by manyone was clever and well done. :-)

    I would have *really* loved to have seen a Babylon-5 themed one but, alas, there wasn’t one entered.

  6. MadScientist

    Yeah, these observatory complexes look like something out of a sci-fi movie. My favorite is still the Mauna Kea Science Complex. Maybe if I visit one of the high altitude observatories in Chile I might change my mind … especially after all the wine and lack of oxygen.

  7. QuietDesperation

    Space 1999 out on Blu-Ray this month. We’re living in the future, kids.


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