posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 11:25 AM
This image is awesome in the most absolute sense of the word. All the more so when you realise just how old, and how tenuous the life of the Hubble
telescope is. At times it looked like being completely scrapped, but luckily some plucky persons flew to space and affixed new parts, giving it a new
lease of life.
It makes me shudder to think that the funding for such projects is on the wane because of the global economic collapse. Without our ability to
examine and enquire, we would never see these gorgeous things, or be able to speculate upon them. Let us be clear, we can see here in this image, the
birth of stars and star systems, the very origins of what may turn out in the eons to come, to be something very like our own solar system. And but
for the genius and bravery of a few people, these images would never have reached us.
Something to think about I think.