Photos From The Hubble Space Satelite

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    The Hubble Space Satelite has got to be one of the best "digital cameras" in the Universe in my opinion. And of course since I am so drawn to God...the picture of the "Eye of God" Helix Nebula would draw me like a beacon.

    There are many beautiful Hubble photographs of our Universe and I hope that y'all will share some of your favorites here too. And I hope I put this tread in the right area.

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    Eye-of-God Helix Nebula

    10 Fascinating Facts About the Hubble Space Telescope

    I wanted to add this link here as these really are 10 Fascination Facts About the Hubble Space Telescope. :) Check the link out and let me know how many of these facts you did know. I didn't know any of them. Now I do.

    Here's Fact #3 that most of us didn't know....

    3. The launch was delayed by the Challenger disaster.

    The fledgling Hubble program suffered a massive blow in 1986, after the space shuttle Challenger exploded during liftoff, killing seven astronauts. NASA grounded its space fleet in the wake of the tragedy, leaving Hubble—which depended on the shuttle for its transport and maintenance—without a ride into orbit. Scientists made good use of the delay by upgrading the sensitivity of the telescope’s instruments and refining its ground control software, but the added years of servicing and storage in a high tech clean room sent costs soaring. By the time the space shuttle Discovery finally lifted off in 1990 with Hubble tucked into its cargo bay, the project was seven years behind schedule and more than $1 billion over budget.
     
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    This is so interesting,@Babs Hunt . I watch all I can about our universe.
     
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    Oh NASA....you done it again!;)
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    This photo is referred to often as angel wings.
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    I look at Hubble often Babs. The last thing I read, and saw pictures on, was just beyond description. The Universe seems endless, and finding out that many of the stars I see at night are actually galaxies like our, The Milky Way, just blew my mind.

    I don't know much about this pastor, but this was one of the best sermons I ever heard. If you don't want to watch it, at least check out something in the video called Laminin, a protein molecule in our bodies. It starts after 28:00 on the video. A molecular biologist came up to the pastor.
     
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    I shared that same video on the Faith and Religion Forum in a tread....although mine is a shorter version of the video. It's a wonderful video and worth listening to and seeing for sure! :)
     
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    Glad you agree @Babs Hunt Sometimes I will miss things in a sermon that are "off", and I was hoping some folks would see what I saw in it, mostly heard:) I know a lot of opinions are, like the snopes site, are poopooing it, although, they also had some supporting things to say about it:) Thanks again, denise
     
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    Yes, amazing the human brain, and what wonderful "good" things it can bring about;)
     
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    I used to ask myself if the galaxies, stars, planets would really look as they do in the Hubble shots. I found my answer here, and it is so interesting to me to learn and understand;)

    http://hubblesite.org/gallery/behind_the_pictures/

    be sure and take a peek at the vid;) denise PS the vid has a place to click in bottom right to go fullscreen, much easier to view;)
     
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    Starry stary night, Mosaic
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    The universe is ever so beautiful with the infancy of different galaxies as seen in your pictures.

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    image is from https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9607a/ and is called the Hourglass Nebula or MyCn18.
    Magnificent is nature's artistry. This Hourglass Nebula is located 8,000 light years away from us.
     
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    Wow, those are some magnificent pictures. It is just one of the ways that people can explore the galaxies without really being there. Thanks for sharing, as the possibility of seeing galaxies for ourselves is pretty remote. It is just one of the ways we can keep in touch with what is out there in the world. Thanks for posting!!
     
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