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arconaut

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Hubble Photos
« on: January 11, 2010, 10:59:39 pm »


Some of you will probably appreciate this. There is a massive, extremely hi-res version of the photo:

http://spacetelescope.org/images/html/heic0710a.html

The sharpest image ever taken of the large "grand design" spiral galaxy M81 is being released today at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A spiral-shaped system of stars, dust, and gas clouds, the galaxy's arms wind all the way down into the nucleus. Though the galaxy is located 11.6 million light-years away, the Hubble Space Telescope's view is so sharp that it can resolve individual stars, along with open star clusters, globular star clusters, and even glowing regions of fluorescent gas. The Hubble data was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2004 through 2006. This colour composite was assembled from images taken in blue, visible, and infrared light.
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Re: Hubble Photos
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 12:34:41 am »

Beautiful. Impossible to imagine any of what resides inside of that...

index.php/fa/14074/0/

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Re: Hubble Photos
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 10:10:37 pm »

I lubble a good Hubble shot.   they are using Hubble to UV check the moon for water concentration, among its other many talents.
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Food for thought for the future:              http://http://www.kurzweilai.net/" target="_blank">http://www.kurzweilai.net/www.physorg.com

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Re: Hubble Photos
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 06:45:30 am »

Fascinating Space related graphic:

http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm

Enjoy - JT
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