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Happy Birthday Hubble
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To celebrate the Hubble telescopes 20th Birthday, NASA, ESA and the Space Telescope Science Institute are releasing a new Hubble photo of a small portion of one of the largest known star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. Three light-year-tall towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The scene is reminiscent of Hubble's classic "Pillars of Creation" photo from 1995, but even more striking.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA/STScI

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::Hottrockin
05/21/10 10:47 AM GMT
Amazing stuff!! The colors and flow are, shall I say stellar!!

Happy, Happy B-Day!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
.BarnArt
05/21/10 2:29 PM GMT
Amazing I guess! Three light-years tall ..... that boggles the mind right there!
Had to look it up, 3 light years would be 17.7 trillion miles, give or take a couple miles, LOL!
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What ever happened to the good ol' days?
::verenabloo
05/21/10 5:05 PM GMT
OMG...this is just mind boggling!! No one can think this way. When I first saw this photo I thought it was a fractal, and then to read your words...soooo amazing!!! It's way too much for our very small brains to comprehend! But the colours and those stars! WOW! Hydrogen and dust?! Thank you SO much for sharing this, I mean it, it's just magnificent. Verena
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::Ed1958
05/21/10 5:08 PM GMT
Outstanding space imagery.
Ed.
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.Jhihmoac
05/22/10 12:21 AM GMT
Very cool...Thanks for sharing...
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.gizmo1
06/06/10 10:52 AM GMT
This is absolutely stunning well done to a great piece of work. 100%
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.koca
06/18/10 5:18 PM GMT
What an interesting idea. Nice shot.
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::Xetxuna
01/29/12 10:06 PM GMT
Simply remarkable. I feel as though I'm on my way to it just having it as a background.. ^-^
NASA needs put out more eye-candy of this Nature!
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Forget not that we are all only star dust, flowing in a sea of experience. To wonder the nature of the universe, is but to ask the nature of ourselves.. 2011 In Lak'ech
::Xetxuna
02/01/12 1:55 AM GMT
Speaking of the depth within that image... Would you mind if I attempted a rework of it?
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Forget not that we are all only star dust, flowing in a sea of experience. To wonder the nature of the universe, is but to ask the nature of ourselves.. 2011 In Lak'ech

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