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Hubble telescope spots 'cosmic caterpillar'

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posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Methinks wrong episode of Star Trek. What about that GIANT AMEOBA thingy? Gene Rodenberry tried to tell everyone that we are not just in a universe, but an BIOVERSE. It looks like we just got pushed waaay down on the food chain folks!! It looks like now is the time to get in touch with your inner buffet.




posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 01:58 AM
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Here's the image I was hoping they would release this month:
dropcanvas.com...
The zip file contains the full resolution 100 megapixel version of the mosaic.



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by ngchunter
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Here's the image I was hoping they would release this month:
dropcanvas.com...
The zip file contains the full resolution 100 megapixel version of the mosaic.

Fantastic! Looks like a wormhole leading into another universe. Any chance of uploading the 100 mp version to Gigapan.com or a similar website? That way we can explore it without stressing our computers.

I found this video too:


But I did like the "caterpillar" release, never seen it before. And being a "solar system" in the making, it's a subject of special interest.
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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 02:42 AM
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Thanks! Yeah, I threw a couple other galaxies in the mix in the video as well. It's not really that I'm upset they did the caterpillar image, it's more that they "only" did the caterpillar image this month - I'm just one guy doing this in his spare time and I can do at least 3 a month without breaking a sweat, including a giant mosaic like this (though if I had more computing power I could have done a slightly better job on it).

I just don't understand that rationale of only releasing one image a month like that and in the process delaying or overlooking huge beautiful images like M83. They did a whole song and dance routine when they finished their mosaic of the whirlpool galaxy (granted it was also released on Hubble's 15th anniversary), I think the southern pinwheel is just as deserving.

And thanks for the gigapan link, I was hoping something like that existed. I'll look into it.
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posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 04:03 AM
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Speaking of cosmic caterpillars, here's one I found in the Carina nebula



Sky-M ap.com link




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