Awesome Hubble images

Over on my link blog there’s some awesome new images from the Hubble Telescope. Thanks to Justin Ruckman for posting those. One is 50 light years across. Reminds me of how little we actually know about the system we’re a part of.

5 thoughts on “Awesome Hubble images

  1. What I find incredible is the ultra deep field image. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HUDF.jpg)

    It shows a region of the sky smaller than a grain of sand held at arm’s length, but it contains about 10,000 galaxies, each of them holding about as many stars as our own, which itself holds a staggeringly vast number.

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  2. “Reminds me of how little we actually know about the system we’re a part of.”

    Awesome. When I see those images, I have to think how incredible it is how *much* we actually do know about the universe. I just read a book about the string theory and regardless of whether it will turn out to be true in the end, it’s absolutely fascinating how scientists deduct facts about black holes and the Big Bang from theories about the subatomic structure of the smallest particles.

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  3. “Reminds me of how little we actually know about the system we’re a part of.”

    Awesome. When I see those images, I have to think how incredible it is how *much* we actually do know about the universe. I just read a book about the string theory and regardless of whether it will turn out to be true in the end, it’s absolutely fascinating how scientists deduct facts about black holes and the Big Bang from theories about the subatomic structure of the smallest particles.

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