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Old May 11, 2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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One of the best Hubble Pics Yet



The story here: http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...le_040511.html

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

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Old May 11, 2004, 09:00 PM   #2
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Very cool... and the explanation is well worth the read. Our universe is indeed a strange place.
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Old May 11, 2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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That is awesome, the perfection of space. Wow!
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Old May 12, 2004, 03:14 AM   #4
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It looks like lens flare at first.
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that is really breathtaking
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It looks like lens flare at first.
My first thought was some type of artifact as well.

Seriously cool..
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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.

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"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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Definitely a cool photo. Hubble is producing fantastic images nearly every week, yet they still don't want to service it.
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i'ts good to see interesting photos that aren't "color enhanced"
i really liked the explaination... very interesting indeed.
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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?
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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/scienceastronom...ic_040504.html

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