“The Big Picture” has brought back the Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar for another year, and each day until 25 December, a photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope will be added to the collection.
Wednesday, 8 December, 2010
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010
As this National Geographic collection goes to show though, some of its more stunning images are not always from distant corners of the cosmos but rather very close to home, such as the photo of the Space Shuttle bathed in the red hue of a sunset above the Earth.
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
The colours seen in many Hubble Space Telescope photos are not necessarily an actual representation of the hues of the image subject, rather colour ranges are added later to separate, or emphasize, different aspects of say a star cluster or nebula.
Taking color pictures with the Hubble Space Telescope is much more complex than taking color pictures with a traditional camera. For one thing, Hubble doesn’t use color film – in fact, it doesn’t use film at all. Rather, its cameras record light from the universe with special electronic detectors. These detectors produce images of the cosmos not in color, but in shades of black and white.
Friday, 10 October, 2008
Awesome image gallery made up of photos taken from the Hubble telescope… the universe is truly an amazing place.