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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Because they're worth every second and more.

Wired Gallery: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/hubble_gallery/

From the Hubble site (video included): http://www.hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/

This one's my favorite. Each one of those dots and spots is a single galaxy.



Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Cluster Abell 370

The Hubble Space Telescope’s newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has peered nearly 5 billion light years away to resolve intricate details in the galaxy cluster Abell 370.

Abell 370 is one of the very first galaxy clusters where astronomers observed the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, where the warping of space by the cluster’s gravitational field distorts the light from galaxies lying far behind it. This is manifested as arcs and streaks in the picture, which are the stretched images of background galaxies.

Gravitational lensing proves a vital tool for astronomers when measuring the dark matter distribution in massive clusters, since the mass distribution can be reconstructed from its gravitational effects.

Image and caption: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Source: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/hubble_gallery/6/


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Laureana Pavon  Identity Verified
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Thanks for sharing Sep 9, 2009

The images are truly magical.

 

Vents Villers  Identity Verified
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Nice web-page! Sep 10, 2009

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 also is fantastic:)

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Smashing! Sep 10, 2009

Thank you so much Claudia. May it serve as a quick reminder that we are really nothing in the overwhelming magnitudes of the universe and that we must strive to make the best use of our time and the miracle of the spark of life in our tiny fragile bunch of atoms and molecules: let's make an effort to become better friends, better parents, better sons and daughters, better brothers and sisters, and of course better translators.

Take care everyone!


 

Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
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Stunning... Sep 10, 2009

Thank you so much, Claudia

 

Duilio Pintagro  Identity Verified
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WOW! Sep 10, 2009

This morning I saw a simply astonishing... marvellous Butterfly-kind pic taken by Hubble...
check it out!

ciao
from Sicily


 

Marian Vieyra  Identity Verified
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The second photo looks like the Verrio ceiling at Hampton Court Palace only more heavenly! Sep 10, 2009

Claudia Alvis wrote:

Because they're worth every second and more.

Wired Gallery: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/hubble_gallery/

From the Hubble site (video included): http://www.hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/

This one's my favorite. Each one of those dots and spots is a single galaxy.



Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Cluster Abell 370

The Hubble Space Telescope’s newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has peered nearly 5 billion light years away to resolve intricate details in the galaxy cluster Abell 370.

Abell 370 is one of the very first galaxy clusters where astronomers observed the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, where the warping of space by the cluster’s gravitational field distorts the light from galaxies lying far behind it. This is manifested as arcs and streaks in the picture, which are the stretched images of background galaxies.

Gravitational lensing proves a vital tool for astronomers when measuring the dark matter distribution in massive clusters, since the mass distribution can be reconstructed from its gravitational effects.

Image and caption: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Source: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/hubble_gallery/6/


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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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These pictures are magnificent! Sep 10, 2009

Thank you for sharing them with usicon_smile.gif

 


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