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Mr. Anderson
May 11, 2004, 08:49 PM
http://www.space.com/images/040511_hubble_rectangle_02.jpg

The story here: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/hubble_triangle_040511.html

It amazing - it so weird it doesn't even look real :D

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mactastic
May 11, 2004, 09:00 PM
Very cool... and the explanation is well worth the read. Our universe is indeed a strange place.

wdlove
May 11, 2004, 09:54 PM
That is awesome, the perfection of space. Wow!

Counterfit
May 12, 2004, 03:14 AM
It looks like lens flare at first. :p

virividox
May 12, 2004, 03:48 AM
that is really breathtaking

MongoTheGeek
May 12, 2004, 06:43 AM
It looks like lens flare at first. :p

My first thought was some type of artifact as well.

Seriously cool..

Mr. Anderson
May 12, 2004, 06:49 AM
Understanding the science behind it is great - but I can just imagine the first astronomers who saw the pic were absolutely baffled and awed.... this is the sort of thing that makes a job like that worth while. :D

The best quote "The Red Rectangle shows that we still are far from understanding everything," Van Winckel said.

I hope someone does an animation on this and shows it from a different perspective. It wouldn't be that hard, but it would be cool to see.

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mj_1903
May 12, 2004, 07:13 AM
Definitely a cool photo. Hubble is producing fantastic images nearly every week, yet they still don't want to service it. :(

krimson
May 12, 2004, 09:40 AM
i'ts good to see interesting photos that aren't "color enhanced"
i really liked the explaination... very interesting indeed.

Juventuz
May 12, 2004, 10:52 AM
Definitely a cool photo. Hubble is producing fantastic images nearly every week, yet they still don't want to service it. :(

Haven't they decided to get as much out of it as possible? Didn't they recently extend its life?

Mr. Anderson
May 12, 2004, 10:59 AM
Haven't they decided to get as much out of it as possible? Didn't they recently extend its life?

the current plan is to send a robot to fix/update it. its still in the works...

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/hubble_robotic_040504.html

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