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VST Captures Three Nebula in One 3.3 gigapixel Image

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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:55 PM
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The European Southern Observatory team have today released this stunning image of Sharpless 2-54 , the Eagle Nebula and the Omega Nebula in all their 3.3 gigapixel glory for us to gaze at in awe and wonder , the image is zoomable to your hearts content .... nearly.
Window to Space

Here's a small taster of the image above.


And a video explaining how the image was created and what it contains.


So many Stars , so much dust but such beauty.




posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Wow

I'm zooming all over the photo in the link. Thanks for this.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Totally brilliant.

Thanks for posting, look at all the stars!!

Makes me wish we could travel inter stellar...



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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Awesome find S & F.

Its really quite humbling when you think about it just how small we really are and how big and beautiful the universe truly is. I always find it awe inspiring when I look up at the night sky and take it all in, imagine how different the sky of today is compared to the sky our ancestors gazed upon all those years ago.

I don't want to take anything away from those pictures you posted but I always and will always think this is one of the most influential pictures of space to ever be taken.

Hubble Ultra deep field



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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Amazing.

I can never help but think of size relativity.
Sometimes I wonder if a gigantic civilization might find us out here. One that comes from a planet 100x the size of earth with ships so large our planet could fit in the cargo hold.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Right thinking

The size of the universe and possibilities are so vast. Then thinking of the size of the Containment Universe that holds our own universe and so on...... I can no longer fathom what's more.


I had to edit like heck to get this speck of the photo to upload.

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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

I think If you can imagine it the chances are it's out there somewhere , with so many stars and so much space anything's possible.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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That's awesome.

I was having a bit of a scan around for any alien mega structures, haven't found any, yet.

In the meantime have an extra star(s) and probably heaps of other distant galaxies.




posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
The European Southern Observatory team have today released this stunning image of Sharpless 2-54 , the Eagle Nebula and the Omega Nebula in all their 3.3 gigapixel glory for us to gaze at in awe and wonder , the image is zoomable to your hearts content .... nearly.
Window to Space

Here's a small taster of the image above.


And a video explaining how the image was created and what it contains.


So many Stars , so much dust but such beauty.


I don't know why I am surprised by this lens effect, but still! ...I guess there are loads more like this.




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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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Space is so big it doesn't even have a size.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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My god, It's full of stars!

-David Bowman, 2001: A Space Odyssey


That is incredible!!

Thanks for sharing this! Will have a longer look at the links but the appetizer was perfect!
edit on 14-6-2017 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: punctuation



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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Beautiful photo! My mind can't grasp the immense breadth and depth of distance and time displayed in that image, but I bet it would take a few years just to fly through one of the "dust" clouds. (Are they really dust...tiny grains of dirt?)



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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Wow ! " It's full of stars! "

Thank you good sir !

Ni !



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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Breathtaking.

Thank you for posting this!!!!



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 11:23 PM
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At light speed, how long would it take to physically travel, the same distance that is visually travelled, using the "zoom in" feature at www.eso.org... ??



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 02:11 AM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: scraedtosleep
I had to edit like heck to get this speck of the photo to upload.

Those are internal reflections in the telescope, caused by those bright stars.




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