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2009 - 20 Astounding Photos of Space

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posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 11:18 PM
These pictures are absolutely stunning...I hope I get to go up into space in my lifetime..

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 12:31 AM
reply to post by grantbeed

Wow, very nice pictures! Thanks for sharing, S&F. I saved all of them, they're all so damn beautiful. Number 9 looks only what I could call "Christmas", does it not remind you of holiday colors or what?

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 12:40 AM
If those photos don't make you feel tiny and insignificant I don't know what will!

I hope there is budget enough to keep up the telescope and to eventually replace it with something new and shiny.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 12:42 AM
reply to post by highlyoriginal

Yeh, Number 9 is amazing. I can''t get my head around some of these pictures. They are the most beautiful things i've ever seen.


posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 12:44 AM
That is an AWESOME photo of the Moon!!! Thanks for the pic!

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 12:47 AM
Such beautiful pictures. It's amazing to see all these wonders of the Universe....Kinda makes our little planet seem so...insignificant.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 01:00 AM
Some pictures from space are beyond beatiful. Its great how the cloud sometimes ressembles things on Earth.

Great pictures thanks for posting.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 03:57 AM
Thankyou for posting those grantbeed.

I have a 12 inch Dobsonian just waiting for the right conditions. It's summer down here in the southern hemisphere and I'm on annual leave so I should have plenty of opportunities to use it.

These are beautiful, awe-inspiring images.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 04:34 AM
wow just wow, these pics are mindblowing



posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 06:31 AM
Most people don't know that the Hubble telescope dosen't take images in color.. The color is added in later by Nasa. I guess Nasa has to do it though.. without the color the Images would look awful.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 07:19 AM
These pics are awesome

Thanks for share
Never get tired of this "non human" made beauty...
Edit : Except the colour deco.

Also find it amazing to think that this telescope could be above, right in this minute

Where's Hubble now ?

Hubble telescope image-Wiki

[edit on 27-12-2009 by flymetothemoon]

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 09:14 AM

Originally posted by goddogo1
Here is a nice picture of our MOON! I never thought that it looked like this. I have a telescope and I never seen it being this colorful.

The Moon doesn't really look like that -- the colors in that image are over-saturated. The colors are really there, but they are much more subtle than that image shows. The Moon actually looks mostly grey to the human eye -- the color is difficult to discern, even if you were in lunar orbit.

Beautiful picture, though! Thanks!

Originally posted by inlandempire88
Is it just me, or do these pictures look fake? Not saying they ARE fake, but they sure look like it. Beautiful pictures though

They are beautiful pictures -- And they ARE real. However, the colors you see in the images are not the colors that a human eye would see if they were actually next to one of these objects looking at it.

The colors are are "real things", but they would not be part of the visible spectrum. For example, they would take the image under using various wavelengths invisible to humans, then assign colors to those invisible wavelengths. The use of different wavelengths makes some invisible-to-humans materials visible.

HOWEVER, having said that:
These are still amazing images of our universe. Thanks OP!

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 09:52 AM
Incredible pictures these are!

To imagine the force that gives birth to all of this !


posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 10:37 AM
I think we can all agree the pictures are beautiful and doesn't it make you wonder why we can't get colorful and clear pictues of the Moon and Mars

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 11:17 AM
This is a good site for photos.

I drop in regularly, Loads of photos of all different types, many are astronomical.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 11:25 AM
Interestingly, lately several photos have been placed on the site of Meteors in earth sky, some are Geminid photos.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 01:18 PM
I've never seen such beautiful pics of "BANDWIDTH EXCEEDED: Upgrade to Photobucket Pro!" in my life!

Just having a larf! I went to the linked page an checked 'em out - cracking images! I particularly like the Cartwheel Galaxy pic, and NGC 1097 which reminds me of the old "Ulysses 31" cartoon...I was surprised to see the Martian 'Monolith' on a mainstream media website too.

[edit on 27/12/09 by sotp]

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 01:41 PM
reply to post by sotp

All sorted!!!

Enjoy!. G

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 03:37 PM
It is hard to imagine that these sights really exist somewhere out there. Such beauty.

posted on Dec, 27 2009 @ 07:27 PM
My favourite is $6, the crab nebula. Its soo detailed and if you look at the very centre point you see something that looks like a star and it sorta has spirals around it. The colours are fantastic.

At the edges of the purple bits you see stars that sorta look like galaxies... and then all around the whole things its pitch black. It's a lovely photo

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