Saturday, 11 September 2010

Space is Awesome

The Hubble Deep Field picture.
The hubble deep field picture shows only 1/88,000,000 of the visible night sky and yet you are looking right here at thousands of galaxies each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This to me is the most beautiful and significant picture ever taken by mankind.

A ring galaxy or galaxies.
Scientists are not sure yet if this visible light picture of a ring galaxy is in fact one or two galaxies but either way it is a spectacular picture.


NGC 466
It is a starburst galaxy, about 80 million light-years from Earth, in which particularly intense star formation is taking place. The starburst is thought to be caused by gravitational interactions with neighboring galaxies, including NGC 4668, visible to the lower left. A combination of supernova explosions and strong winds from massive stars in the starburst region drives a vast outflow of gas from the galaxy into space — a so-called “superwind”.
Source: PhysOrg.com
A supernova with the material being consumed by nearby stars.
The Hourglass nebula.


The universe is a beautiful place. I will try and post some more pictures of it in a timely manner.

20 comments:

  1. awesome. i love this type of stuff.

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  2. The first picture is one of my favorites. It expresses the mind-boggling scale of the cosmos just so well.

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  3. Beautiful stuff. Unimaginable amounts of stars, habitable planets, and other civilizations must exist in these images.

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  4. Thanks for the support guys. I'll try and get a lot more pictures up like this in future. They never cease to fascinate me.

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  5. Dude, these are some tight pictures :D

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  6. The universe is so marvelous. The infinite is the true reason why I'm always so impressed by things nowadays.

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  7. great pictures, thanks for sharing :)


    showin' lurv, follow ;)

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  8. i fucking love space.
    and thanks for these pictures. i'm saving them as we speak(slow connection)

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  9. Wow, I've seen these before, but forgot where they came from. Thanks man!

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  10. Aoart from the deep field picture most of these are recent visible light or infra red spectra images (~2 weeks old).

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  11. THESE pics are really rad good on ya mate

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  12. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/

    i assume you know this site well?

    also protip:
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

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  13. The one before last reminds me of a Futurama episode..

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  14. Guys please stop posting comments with your blog names. Or I'll have to start moderating comments. Leave your blog in your profile and I will follow if it is interesting.

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  15. It just makes me wonder whats up there, the truths waiting to be told. but hey just showing some support bro

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