Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Hubble Heritage Team.
With Hubble’s 25th anniversary upon us this week I want to take a few posts and dedicate them to the single most profound scientific instrument ever devised by human hands thus far. Everyone knows the classic Hubble images that, even though we’ve seen many thousands of times, still WOW us. However, I want to post a few of my personal favorites that over the years, still WOW me personally…….I hope you agree.
At first glance you may think of this image as a digital rendering of a rip in spacetime; light from another universe flooding into the tear, alerting the rest of our universe to its presence. The reality isn’t quite that dramatic but it’s still pretty amazing. This galaxy, NGC 5866 is being viewed edge-on from our vantage point in the Milky Way. As we…
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