Nuggets from the brain of an artistic thinker whose true calling is really something more scientific. 21. Volunteer for Penny4NASA. Lover of Craft Beer. Engineering Student. Exercise Fiend. Lover of wayyy too many things to list here.

My interests really vary, so expect a jumble of different stuffs. It's across the board.
My first project for my MATLAB class. 
We wrote an algorithm to determine which planes were missing from two pictures of an airfield. It’s a super simple project, but I love it already.
Essentially my algorithm subtracts one image from another and stores it as a new image (“difference”). It then finds the max (brightest) pixel in the “difference” image, and uses a percentage of this brightness as a threshold.
Using this threshold value, we find all pixels greater than the threshold and display them in a final completely black/white image. It very clearly highlights the missing planes and where they’re located.
Super simple, but super cool. I love this shit.

My first project for my MATLAB class.

We wrote an algorithm to determine which planes were missing from two pictures of an airfield. It’s a super simple project, but I love it already.

Essentially my algorithm subtracts one image from another and stores it as a new image (“difference”). It then finds the max (brightest) pixel in the “difference” image, and uses a percentage of this brightness as a threshold.

Using this threshold value, we find all pixels greater than the threshold and display them in a final completely black/white image. It very clearly highlights the missing planes and where they’re located.

Super simple, but super cool. I love this shit.

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maxistentialist:

More about the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

EDIT: jsdillon adds some caveats:

  • Some of the dots in the HUDF are stars, though very few.  You can tell because they look like four pointed stars.  The four points are an optical effect due to the support struts of the secondary mirror.
  • 1 trillion stars is very high for a galaxy.  Very, very few galaxies have that many.  10 billion is more typical.
  • Though the light from the furthest of those galaxies took about 13 billion years to get to us, it doesn’t mean that those galaxies are 13 billion light years away.  In fact, due to the expansion of the universe, the object is now about 30 billion light years away from us.

Chills…

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asapscience:

utcjonesobservatory:

Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased

“In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.”
- Neil Degrasse Tyson

asapscience:

utcjonesobservatory:

Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased

In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.

- Neil Degrasse Tyson