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NGC 1309
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A new square on shot from Hubble of the NGC 1309 pinwheel galaxy.

Credit: NASA/Hubble Heritage Archives.


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02/11/06 8:25 PM GMT
Hey makes a great fractal.

I guess there is so much out there (im a learning Physicist, by the way).

Thanks for sharing. Sam
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02/11/06 8:51 PM GMT
lol...i thought this was a fractal @ first..hmm...anyway...looks good...makes a nice desktop :D
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02/11/06 8:55 PM GMT
How unique and beautiful Phil! You just keep outdoing yourself! Vicky
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02/11/06 9:01 PM GMT
Aint the universe a nifty place to be around? ^_^ It sure looks cool though. Now where on earth in the nooks and crannies of the internet do you dig these goodies up? ;)
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02/11/06 9:02 PM GMT
from the various public domain image archives spread around NASA.
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
02/11/06 9:03 PM GMT
You've cluttered the composition with a lot of unnecessary stars and stuff .. nice try though


I have a real hard time comprehending the distances and sizes involved .. it's humbling
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02/11/06 9:09 PM GMT
Nobody does color quite as good as Mother Nature eh Phil? This is another beauty to add to my growing collection from you :)...I love the swirl effect that this has...once again, thanks for the work that you do to keep me educated about space ;+)
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~ Mimi~
02/11/06 9:41 PM GMT
Wonderful choice. Thanks for finding this for all of us to enjoy. It certainly puts our tiny part of the universe in perspective.
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02/11/06 9:46 PM GMT
Dang... I did think so. I guess you need to know where to start look though... I've tried but have seen nothing but low rez stuff.
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02/11/06 10:16 PM GMT
Nature does such lovely work.. Man does a great job of capturing it.. Thanks Phil..
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One bead at a time
02/12/06 1:05 AM GMT
Very cool!
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02/12/06 2:02 AM GMT
Awesome shot Phil. Please go through all the NASA images and clean them up for us :)
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02/12/06 3:48 AM GMT
I love this shot!! I would bet that there ARE some type of PEOPLE in this photo!!!!!!!
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02/12/06 9:13 AM GMT
Wow amazing shot, nice to know we are not alone :)

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02/12/06 7:51 PM GMT
Exciting shot! It is amazing how truly small--in comparison to the vast universe--we are. This image is absolutely incredible. Off to my favs it goes. Thank you so much Phil!
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Life is an venture already!
02/12/06 11:44 PM GMT
I love how you can see so many far off galaxies in this image! Really gives you an idea of how massive the universe is!
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look but don't touch, touch but don't feel, feel but don't like, like but don't tell...
02/13/06 12:49 AM GMT
I like the picture, but I wonder when we might begin to see original work from you again. I have really enjoyed the original pictures in your gallery.
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02/13/06 1:08 AM GMT
'when we might begin to see original work from you again' - it's been - oooh at least 4 days since my last original post - do I have to ramp up production even more than that?
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02/15/06 2:41 AM GMT
Awe inspiring - makes you understand just how small we are in this big 'ol galaxy/universe(s?)!!! Thanks for sharing.
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02/16/06 2:42 AM GMT
I had never seen it from that angle before. Have you tried the FITS plugin for Photoshop? It allows you to work with the original data from Hubble. If not, it might be something interesting to explore.
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03/08/06 11:01 PM GMT
Beautiful Picture
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06/02/06 8:05 PM GMT
A fractal cannot keep up with this beauty. Images like this motivated me to study astronomy (in my spare time as it doesn't pay much). Thanks for posting it, I've been away from NASA's website for a while and didn't catch this amazing picture.
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06/13/06 5:27 AM GMT
Awesome pic that is now my desktop hanx.
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12/12/07 7:13 AM GMT
that is A great pic lovew the colours well dojne m8
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05/31/08 12:30 AM GMT
Your tax dollars in action. The Hubble is almost history but not before recording this and other deeps space objects with a resolution unattainable on earth. This also the home of supernova 2002fl, discovered 2002/03/16.

Great post.

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