Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

The Most Important Image Ever Taken

August 18, 2009

I’ve been meaning to share this for a while.  Have you ever really tried to wrap your mind around how big the universe really is?  Most of us probably lack the ability to do that, but this short video should help.

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field


An explanation of how the image was taken


The most recent video: Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

Beautiful Science

August 5, 2009

Sometimes science is just gorgeous.  Case in point, this image taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

DR22

The picture shows a star forming region known as DR22.  Visit Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy website to hear the details from an actual astronomer.  I’m mostly just good for staring at the pretty lights.