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Breathtaking 2.5 GIGApixel image of the galaxy

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 06:10 AM
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Time to change your wallpapers folks.
This is from the Spitzer space telescope and is a composite of 800,000 different images.
quite breathtaking!!

Discover news article-
blogs.discovermagazine.com...

Spitzer homepage-
www.spitzer.caltech.edu...

6.5mb picture for download
ipac.jpl.nasa.gov...




posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 06:23 AM
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Maaatttteeee, check that OUT!

S & F buddy.

Good find



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 06:46 AM
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sweeeeet



Int space pretty



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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There's definitely not enough room in those pictures for more life!



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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spectacular photos there


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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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All pics say 'cannot display due to error' for me



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:52 AM
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Here ya go buddy. The 2 most notable pictures.



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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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Great pic's!


What I’d love to see is our galaxy looking in from outside of it, so we could see it as a whole galaxy, I know it's not possible but if you think about it in SCI-FI terms, with a series of probes released from an anti-gravity propelled rocket relaying back data from the mother rocket with imaging technology, it could be done, ok it would take a while to get out of our galaxy but the results would be amazing... and don't take that seriously, it's not possible end of, but a man can dream


Galaxy not unlike ours



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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i feel very small!!!

[edit on 3/12/09 by pieman]



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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Wouldn't that be amazing? Imagine the math involved in determining the best distance and the angle of width the camera would be for an optimal view!
some pretty big numbers.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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I know, 'VonDoomen' the mind boggles.
But I would say this, if we (the Earth) are on the edge of a spiral arm as is suggested, the direction to go would be up out of our solar system, then head out towards the centre of the galaxy always heading up and away towards the galaxy Andromeda, if you think about it we have a great vantage point hear on Earth to view Andromeda, so it would make sense the same would be true if they were viewing us... so to go in between Andromeda and the Earth would seem to be the best vantage point,…. and hey, it's all pie in the sky stuff, the amount of time it would take to get out of our own galaxy is phenomenal, but we can dream


Where we live



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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I would say, if you aren't busy dreaming, its time to get busy dying!

hmm i may have to make that a quote in my profile now



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by VonDoomen
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I would say, if you aren't busy dreaming, its time to get busy dying!

hmm i may have to make that a quote in my profile now



Heh, good quote


I guess dreaming is part of us as a species, we wouldn't have half the technology we have if it wasn't for our dreams and aspirations.....



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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Is there a way to get a larger version of the first one? Whenever I click on it at the site it just points me to the mosaic version.

Edit: Oh nevermind, I see now that it's a crop of one of the tiles. Would be nice if they had something inbetween 900x492 and 24752x13520 for their pictures


Don't have the software to open the high res ones.

[edit on 12/3/2009 by somedude]



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 07:22 PM
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Nah it's just eye-candy and of dubious scientific value. Probably a waste of time and money also. If you don't believe me try and download it open it in photoshop!



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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Galaxy photos never cease to amaze me. Always reminds me of how small ours really is.

Good find. Star and Flag.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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How can I make this wallpaper that I put all around my room!

Freakin' amazing. I hope someone didn't have to piece this together by hand!

S&F



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 08:42 PM
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Pretty impressive pictures.
As for the idea of taking a picture from outside of our galaxy looking in, it is only a matter of time. Provided our specieds survives long enough.

Would be very cool indeed. These are cool enough for now, though.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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Fantastic images! Thanks Doomen!

Say...I think I see the face of JFK in those images!!! JK



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Amazing pictures, space never looked so surreal.

Why is space always seen as the night's sky, when there is just so much colour in there!

S&F



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