Out of this world, a very spaced out advent calendar

Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Hubble Space Telescope advent calendar image

“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.

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20 years of stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

It has been 20 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched, and during the time the probe has been in Earth orbit, it has taken some amazing photos.

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.

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The colours of the computer enhanced Hubble imagery

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.

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The eye in the sky and what Hubble saw

Friday, 10 October, 2008

Awesome image gallery made up of photos taken from the Hubble telescope… the universe is truly an amazing place.

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