Sep 11, 2009

Even More Images from the Hubble Telescope

I am utterly amazed every time I see pictures emerge from the Hubble (or any deep-space) Telescope, but it may just be that, since I do not have a scientific mind, my mind is easily boggled.

Recently, the Hubble Telescope received a 1 billion dollar repair job, and thank Jebus for that. Some of the newer pictures emerging from the 'scope are even more mind-blowing than the one I've posted above. The description of the pic - plus plenty more pics - can be found on The Sacramento Bee web sit:

An image of a pillar of gas and dust. Called the Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) because in ground-based images it has a conical shape, this giant pillar resides in a turbulent star-forming region. This picture, taken April 2, 2002, by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the upper 2.5 light-yearsof the nebula, a height that equals 23 million roundtrips to the Moon. The entire nebula is 7 light-years long. The Cone Nebula resides 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. NASA

Hubble Telescope's Latest Images

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