Sunday, May 17, 2009
Hubble Space Telescope Photographs Unseen Galaxies
nasa.gov: Two space shuttles and a rainbow
The Hubble Space Telescope is yielding fabulous pictures nineteen years from liftoff in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Hubble received several servicing missions, and the most recent one that launched on May 11, 2009 is yielding amazing new photos. A quick slideshow of Hubble Telescope photos in The Daily Beast would whet anyone's interest. The Hubble site itself, has the best, most gorgeous photos of all in the site's Gallery, in Picture Album. They can easily be made into wall photos, even wall murals.
There are new photos of the solar system, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the universe.
These are fabulous photos, never seen before and wonderful explanations are given in Gallery Photos. This one's my favorite:
Here's a link to a smaller NASA page with the top 100 photos, and there are many other sites of these truly spectacular images showing up.
While we're on the topic of space photos, here is a link to wonderful pictures of the Northern Lights.
tivac.com: Aurora Borealis from space