OtherGround Forums Stunning pictures from Hubble: Saturn to Uranus

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The calendar says a quarter-century has passed since the space shuttle Discovery lifted its cargo of dreams into low Earth orbit. Elevated above the distorting effects of our planet’s turbulent atmosphere, the school-bus-sized Hubble Space Telescope promised clearer views of the night sky than humans had ever witnessed.


Sure there were glitches, most notably a primary mirror ground to the wrong shape and equipment that inevitably wore down under the harsh conditions of space, but NASA anticipated problems. A series of five servicing missions not only restored Hubble to its original specifications but also rebuilt the observatory into a 21st-century science machine. With new cameras and spectrographs operating nearly 24/7, much of what Hubble does today could hardly be dreamed of in 1990.

Just how much has Hubble accomplished during its 3-billion-mile (5 billion kilometers) journey around Earth? Scientists have published more than 12,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals using Hubble data. And not all of that science has come from new observations — researchers routinely plumb the Hubble archives, which currently hold more than 100 terabytes of data.

But to most of us, Hubble’s greatest contribution has been its images, which span the cosmos from next door (the Moon) to the universe’s earliest galaxies. In its 25 years, Hubble has snapped more than 1 million images of nearly 40,000 objects.

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And more!

 

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That’s pretty badass. 

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These are most likely enhanced stitched renders ?

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The Butterfly Nebula 

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Crab Nebula 

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Optical view of Crab Nebula 

 

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X-Ray view of Crab Nebula 

 

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Awesome!!

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These are most likely enhanced stitched renders ?


The first two are in this thread are artist concepts and not in any way derived from real data.  Beautiful all the same. 

 

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The huge hexagon on Saturn I find both amazing AND somehow ominus.

 

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That's not a hexagon...that's a fucking prism with an eyeball. What the actual fuck. You guys know that a lot of satan worshippers worship Saturn?

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I always thought Uranus was the gay one.

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That's not a hexagon...that's a fucking prism with an eyeball. What the actual fuck. You guys know that a lot of satan worshippers worship Saturn?

I do.

 

Xmas ia Saturnalia.

Saturnday

That cube in the middle east all those people walk around

theres even pics of jews w hats on that have a cube on the front brim.

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Ghost Nebula