Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hubble Telescope Pictures

I saw these pictures of the space taken from the Hubble Space Telescope & I was so amazed & astonished by them, I just had to post them. It's not that I didn’t know that the universe is massive, but to see it captured on camera is something else!

This picture is of the Sombrero Galaxy, which has 800 billion suns & 50,000 light years wide. Unbelievable! One of those rare occassions when we feel proud of being the most intelligent species on the planet!

PS: Would the 'God's Eye View' of the universe look like this?

Update: This picture also reminds me of one of the fables I'd read in a Khalil Gibran book:
A fish said to another fish, "Above this sea of ours there is another sea, with creatures swimming in it -- and they live there even as we live here." The fish replied, "Pure fancy! Pure fancy! When you know that everything that leaves our sea by even an inch, and stays out of it, dies. What proof have you of other lives in other seas?"

21 comments:

Moi said...

just finished chking out the pics..they look like paintings.....very captivating!!!

suramya said...

thats just amazing and awe inspiring, I am heading towards more pictures

Parth said...

Amazing pictures.

Radha said...

Moi,
I thought they were computer-generated graphics at first, simply because they're too fantastic to be actual photographs :)

Suramya,
Aren't they so very fascinating?

Parth,
Yes they are! The beauty of the space telescope is that it captures images much clearer than ground telescopes; due to the lack of blurring caused by the atmosphere.

Keshi said...

wow amazing indeedz!

Keshi.

Lotus Reads said...

What an amazing picture, Radha, it took my breath away!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi, Thats indeed unbelieve-able!!!!
As a 'matter of fact' I saw once a view called 'God's windows' it was a foggy misty mountain 'in the morning in Sout Africa, I thought that I wouldsee something Awsome, but ehhh I was disappointed by 'just this view'

:) JoAnn

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Megster said...

Lovely pics..I am fascinated by the thought of extra-terrestial life..

Radha said...

Keshi, Lotus,
I agree :)

Joann,
Lol at your story on God's view :))

Meghna,
Arent they great pictures?

Happy Reader said...

Wow!! Stunning pictures! Thanks for sharing them!!

suramya said...

they certainly are, and I loved the update, it was so illuminating in such a cute manner :)

Kanishka Agiwal said...

Not sure if we are the most intelligent species. But we are the most resourceful for sure.

diyadear said...

wow wat a mesmerising picture... lucky u.. thanks for sharing!! :)

Little Miss Muffet said...

oh that pic is simply stunning!

Radha said...

Happy Reader,
Hey, you're welcome :)

Suramya, Diya, Little Ms Muffet,
Thx :)

Kanishka,
Speak for yourself!! I consider us the most intelligent :)

Kanishka Agiwal said...

I take it on me for speaking on behalf of the entire human race. You can choose to join us or start your own race. We will met at the finishing live.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Moi said...

was reading about Indonesian earthquakes and tsunami alerts....stay safe, woman!!!

Radha said...

Kanishka,
You may be slow alright; dont know about the steady part!!
Hows it going? :-)

Moi,
Hey! No danger here in Singapore. All the earthquakes, hurricanes & bird flus are happening in Indonesia!

Moi said...

yeah, 3 earthquakes in 2 days !!!i just hope it's not a repeat of 2004.....

DJ said...

the sight is splendid...
i don't know how would the god's eye view about universe be, but it would be surely more beautiful than anything... :)

Sarad said...

haha, is proof proof? :)