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Uploaded: 11/19/03 7:30 PM GMT
Helix Nebula
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The Helix Nebula Credit: NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO).

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TrivialPursuit
11/19/03 7:36 PM GMT
Oooh! It looks like a bloodshot eye.
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Crusader
11/19/03 8:09 PM GMT
It does doesn't it. There's actually another nebula that looks even more than an eye NGC 6751, I might upload it later on, but the quality of it isn't that good (was taken in 2000).
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PuMa
11/19/03 10:05 PM GMT
Wow!!, Well done... Very nice.. rade it a 10!
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::Samatar
11/20/03 2:56 AM GMT
Crusader, I was watching a program about a new type of telescope the other day... it hasn't been built yet, I think it was called SOFIA or SOPHIA... have you heard of it?
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Crusader
11/20/03 4:39 AM GMT
Nope. Haven't heard of it...
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::Samatar
11/20/03 7:50 AM GMT
It was really interesting, it's like the hubble space telescope but is mounted inside a plane (you know, like a jumbo jet)... so it can be taken into the upper atmosphere... apparantly it will be even more sensitive than hubble, they reckon it could even detect life on other planets. And because it isn't in space, it is a lot cheaper to launch and maintain. On the program they said they were aiming for 2004... don't know how recent the program was made though.
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Crusader
11/21/03 5:49 PM GMT
I got some info on it.
SOFIA - Stratopheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy:
NASA and the DLR, German Aerospace Center, are working together to create SOFIA a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems to accommodate a 2.5 meter reflecting telescope. SOFIA will be the largest airborne observatory in the world, and will make observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest of ground-based telescopes.

Can't wait till next year to see what it provides. ;)
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::Samatar
11/23/03 12:43 AM GMT
Sounds almost like science fiction... "Activate the lateral sensor array..."
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crazyphill
01/01/04 11:14 PM GMT
Whoa! Looks like an eye!
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psychoslacker
01/15/04 11:12 PM GMT
whoa I didn't even realize what it was at first it's so pretty. I looked into NGC 6751 it's pretty but I still like this one much better. Thank you very much for putting this up.
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cemkarahan
02/24/04 8:16 PM GMT
This reminds me of the "old" game BLOOD 2...İts very nice...
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Warrior_of_the_Eceni
05/26/04 11:52 PM GMT
awesome, I didnt know that you could see into space so clearly
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Blarg.
mandolindsay
10/27/04 12:05 AM GMT
{insert Darth Vader's theme here}

I like it!
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BIueDragonFIy
12/04/04 3:34 AM GMT
Isn't space jus so... unexplainable? To think that that is gases... hundreds of millions miles beyond the reach of our eyes... only accessed by an unblinking eye in the heavens... totally blows my mind.
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ha ha! My high school principal was called Shrek's mom!! That Is So Cool!!! [Happy Halloween! My First Picture!]
BurningSky
07/27/05 8:39 PM GMT
Well this is amazing...wow.
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ZeroFluffy
10/21/05 9:39 PM GMT
This is one of my favorite pictures of celestial objects. And just as some extra info, I believe that the Helix Nebula is also known as "God's Eye". (Just a piece of random knowledge)
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.Twark92
01/31/06 1:47 AM GMT
Nice colors
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.blackdriftingdreams
04/25/06 5:51 PM GMT
ive seen this picture before. hmmmmm....
where i saw it, it was called: God's Eye, just as ZeroFluffy said.
its very nice.
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FileTerminator
09/05/06 10:06 AM GMT
on an other photo it looks just like the Eye Of Sauron (LOTR)
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::wheedance
10/01/06 2:16 AM GMT
I have seen this one before on the NASA site and it was called The Eye of God. I had lost track of it and I loved it so thanks so much for sharing this!
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.Caiden
06/01/10 4:34 AM GMT
I've heard it caled the Eye of God.

Isn't it amazing how God shows his creativity. Even in something like this. The pinnacle of man's exploratory invention, and he is still discovering just how big, and almighty God is-- to have created this universe and every single living thing in it.

Awesome shot! Congrats on making the home page display.

P.S. If you get a chance, take a look at my gallery. Any comments, criticisms, advice, etc. on any of my pics would be greatly appreciated. Have an awesome day!
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