Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pictures of the Heavens Taken by the Hubble Telescope!

Here are two pictures from the "Top 10 pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope." The picture on the left is of "The Perfect Storm." It is a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500 light years away, described as a bubbly ocean of hydrogen and small amounts of oxygen, sulphur and other elements. The picture on the right is of "The Trifid Nebula." It is a "stellar nursery", 9,000light years from here, where new stars are being born. These are truly pictures of the Heavens!


The Arizonian said...

They didn't even list what is probablly the most important picture ever taken in history: The Ultra Deep Field

Every speck of light is a Galaxy......
Stretching back billions of years (or roughly 6000 years old for Christians) to the beginnings of space.

Dee said...

Very mind boggling.
Makes you feel like a speck of dust.
I agree with your saying the Ultra Deep Field is the most important, but the others are more visually breathtaking.

The Arizonian said...

How about this one?:

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