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hubblesite.org anybody ever go there?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by IconBasser, Mar 11, 2009.


  1. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    It's the community website for the famous Hubble Space Telescope.

    there is a compilation of tons of photos it's taken along with updates on every new photo released.


    here's the latest, taken 8 days ago:

    hs-2009-10-a-large_web.

    it is a picture of 3 galaxies simultaneously colliding.

    some info from the site:
    every time I see any of the photos on that sight, my mind explodes a little. I just can't get over how BIG the universe is.
     
  2. wow:eek:
     
  3. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Yeah, I'm addicted to Hubble images.

    I'm a hopeless astronomy geek. :(
     
  4. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    you're not alone.
     
  5. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    You think you're geeky - I just worked out that on the scale of that pic, the distance from Earth to the Sun would be about 2 picometers.

    Seriously.
     
  6. D Von

    D Von

    Nov 13, 2005
    Rhode Island
    hell yea, did u guys watch the special on it on natgeo? i watched it in hd, its insane. the pillars of creation really blew my mind. i just wish hubble was able to take better pictures of distant planets, but we're working on that :-D.
     
  7. Entire GALAXIES can collide?

    Just... wow!
     
  8. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    Yup. And our galaxy is going to collide with Andromeda in a few million years.
     
  9. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    won't that be a sight to see!
     
  10. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois


    Correction: Billion years.




    You're probably not gonna be around for that. . . .
     
  11. 1920x1200 backgrounds!

    I love you man.:D
     
  12. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    I know. I've got a giant nebula as mine. It rocks!
     
  13. Yep.

    We can't begin to imagine how incredible this universe is.
     
  14. That explains why my toilet seems to be clogged. Does anyone else think that star dust kinda looks like the Geico lizard?
     
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Only every so often when a thread like this one pops up around here. When I see the thread like this one, I go check out the site, get impressed, then act like I'm going to get all into astronomy and check out the site everyday. After about two hours, I forget all about it.

    -Mike
     
  16. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    Ah, I thought it was going to be in about 200 million years. My mistake.
     
  17. Not everyone has to be into astronomy, man. The occasional reminder, if anything, is better than going and checking it every day, because the wave of awe remains strong whenever you go back to check it out.
     

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