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Old 03-09-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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3/9/2004: New Hubble deep field



Today they released a new Hubble deep field image, and thanks to Archer for suggesting it although (heh heh) I was already busy downloading the 11MB 6200x6200 TIFF version that NASA made available.

This is the Hubble taking roughly two weeks, looking out at one specific point in space, taking an "extended exposure" of sorts to see what comes out. And this is what comes out: light from the furthest point in space, thousands of galaxies, each containing hundreds of thousands of stars.

Now, see -- look, in the upper-left of that image, there are four galaxies in a row, orange, green, blue, and red?

I "zoomed in" on those, to create the image below, to see how all those dots around them are just MORE galaxies.

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Old 03-09-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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There has *got* to be other life out there. I mean, *look* how many of those fuckers there are in just one small region of space, and how many stars, and therefore probable planetary systems there are.

What is the distance (i.e., how far back in time) involved with these galaxies? They are so incredibly varied in shap, size and spectra...just mind-boggling.
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:58 PM   #5
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And NASA wants to abandon the Hubble...

I really enjoy all the other stuff NASA does, but the Hubble is the best thing they have got going.

http://www.savethehubble.org/petition.jsp
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:05 PM   #6
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As the late, great, Carl Sagan would say

Billions and Billions


There are more galaxies out there than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the world
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:11 PM   #7
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Griff! You maka me laugh out loud.
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:39 PM   #8
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And even in just OUR galaxy, there are more stars than you can shake a stick at. I'd say it's just about a lock that there is life out there.

Damn light speed.
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:41 PM   #9
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Don't quote me on this but I heard them talking about this today, not sure what area they were discussing, but I heard a Trillion galaxies each with a couple hundred billion stars.

Yeah, I'd say the odds of life out there are pretty good.
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:41 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Elspode
There has *got* to be other life out there. I mean, *look* how many of those fuckers there are in just one small region of space, and how many stars, and therefore probable planetary systems there are.

What is the distance (i.e., how far back in time) involved with these galaxies? They are so incredibly varied in shap, size and spectra...just mind-boggling.
Could be life but so what? They're 13 BILLION light years away. It'll never be a vacation destination.
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:00 PM   #11
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These galexies are about 13 billion years old
Check out http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Very cool site if you are into this stuff
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:42 PM   #12
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Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:52 AM   #13
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<EM>> It'll never be a vacation destination.</EM>

I find your lack of faith... disturbing...
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:20 AM   #14
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I find your lack of underpants... disturbing.....

(I think we did that one time too.. or maybe it was back on the Waffle Cellar.)
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:38 AM   #15
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If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space. -- Thomas Carlyle, looking at the stars.
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