A Neighbor of Ours  

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Uploaded: 02/20/05 12:47 AM GMT
A Neighbor of Ours
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The Hubble telescope will soon be destroyed intentionally and relegated to the dustbin of history. Its magnificent images of the wonders of deep space will eventually become quaint and curious relics, having been surpassed by the newer technologies of the day. In the meantime, we can enjoy the spectacle of Hubble, because no one before us has ever been blessed by the glory of the heavens quite this way, and no one will ever again be so idealistically enthralled. From a NASA image with PhotoShop enhancements.


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02/20/05 1:50 PM GMT
never mind we have the new 6 lense linked scope to look forward to with promises of being powerful enough to see planets in other solar systems. lovely capture here though - is that a galaxy forming or breaking apart?
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02/20/05 3:52 PM GMT
And we wonder, are we really alone in the vastness of space? What other life exists on these distant planets? Where does space end? You can go into brain overload viewing these images. Good job.
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"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words." Ansel Adams
02/21/05 7:34 AM GMT
Love this image Tracy! Thanks again :))
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~ Mimi~
02/21/05 9:28 AM GMT
I believe this is called The Mice. I have a calender with this image....only not quite as clear. Nice post camerahound.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius ................. Pieces to Ponder : Thoughts of Calm , wip , Blueness
02/24/05 11:09 PM GMT
Wow...wonder if anything lives there? Oh well, lol, this is great.
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.....Farther Away.....
01/05/06 12:16 AM GMT
Hehe.. You mean "Lived", cuz nothing would survive the impact man..
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04/08/06 11:14 PM GMT
thinking about things bigger than ourselves is amusing, we get so confused and lost :)
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if you could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, your life would be changed forever.
06/22/06 7:14 PM GMT
Really cool background, and I've never agreed with the destruction of the Hubble.
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12/03/06 6:50 AM GMT
I, too, am greatly impressed by Hubble and sorry to hear it will be neglected/relegated to history as it no longer is worth putting funds into-according to NASA and our beloved government;it has given much and ,like you, I have been enthralled........
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02/06/08 6:21 PM GMT
Thank you for this fantastic image:-) I am sorry to hear that the Hubble is to be scrapped.
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" I' ve seen the sunrise in a thousand ways, I' ve seen the wonder of a summer storm, I' ve seen a mountain that touched the sky...... " Chris De Burgh
09/08/11 11:56 PM GMT
The HST has been rescued from myopia, then, rejuvenated but its major support system has been retired. It has enjoyed a life double its design. It is time to let go of the things of the past and move into the future.

The HST has left a legacy of fantastic accomplishments and truly beautiful images.

Thanks for posting this galaxy-filled image full of so many stunning jewels.
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01/16/12 1:20 PM GMT
The immensity of the universe...we can't really comprehend it, and yet there it is. Reminds me of the Calvin and Hobbes where they are looking at the stars, and then Calvin retreats to his room with all his hardware to distract himself from such thoughts.
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04/12/12 3:37 AM GMT
Thankfully it is now 2012 and the Hubble has been repaired and giving us more magnificent images than the designers had even hoped for. I'm not gettin' on your case for your report of the demise of the giant 'scope, since at the time everyone thought it was history, but it reminds me of a favorite and famous quote that Bill gates once uttered, with complete certainty: "No one will ever need more than 512K of memory." No kidding.

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