Hubble Birthday Gallery
April 25, 2005 8:00 AM   Subscribe

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posted by TonyRobots at 8:05 AM on April 25, 2005

[This is good]
posted by dfowler at 8:05 AM on April 25, 2005

It's true, despite my snarky grammar-cop comment, these are real nice.

Plus, Gomez has been looking all over for this thing!
posted by TonyRobots at 8:10 AM on April 25, 2005

Also, Free Hubble DVD. Use Claim Code "1FCDVD5"
posted by seanyboy at 8:14 AM on April 25, 2005

These images are absolutely beautiful.
What an amazing universe we live in.
posted by cows of industry at 8:37 AM on April 25, 2005

So, can *you* tell the difference between "real" and "CG"? :-)

Some of these are amazing - I recall looking through the Hubble pix ages ago, but forgot how good some of them are.

And seanyboy - good call! :-)
posted by Chunder at 8:37 AM on April 25, 2005

Happy birthday Hubble! You're my favorite kid!!!! I'm glad the glasses we gave you fixed your vision problem. You see great. Thanks for sharing all your visions with us.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:17 AM on April 25, 2005

The early Hubble pics completely changed the way I visualized space. I woke my mother at 4 am (she had to work that day, too) to look at them. 15 years later, they still blow my mind.

At first, Hubble was a laughingstock. Now, we take it for granted, and the politicians want to kill it.
posted by QIbHom at 9:27 AM on April 25, 2005

It's too bad that this telescope is slated to die.

But at least we are going to put a Man on Mars!

(Which of the two is more important?)
posted by Balisong at 9:31 AM on April 25, 2005

Thanks Peacay for those links.

Beautiful images indeed and worldchanging also.
Another interested source is NASA's Astronomy picture of the day

Technology (scientific imaging) allows to take images from the macrocosm (space) and images from the microcosm (infinitely small). Those images are giving us a description of reality that our eyes could not envision a few years earlier.

I think that scientific imaging is bringing about a revolution in the visual arts and by the same token shaping the worldview of our postmodern world.

Take a look at these sites and you'll see the full meaning of my words.
Eye Of Science
Genome News Network art gallery
Julian Voss-Andreae
Dee Breger
Ken Musgrave
Molecular expressions (check their beer shots, absolutely amazing)
Cell Imaging
posted by laodan at 10:09 AM on April 25, 2005

My favorite
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:29 AM on April 25, 2005

I'd like to call attention in particular to HubbleSite's wallpapers. Some beautiful pics there. My current wallpaper is the Sombrero Galaxy (M104) but I've used a couple others from the site before.
posted by Kosh at 11:59 AM on April 25, 2005

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