Sunday, August 26, 2007

Top Ten Pics Taken By Hubble

Hubble telescope’s top ten greatest space photographs 
The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth
The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is Mz3, resembles
In third place is Nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo because it looks like a face
face surrounded by a furry hood.
At four is the Cat’s Eye Nebula
The Hourglass Nebula, 8,000 light years away
In sixth place is the Cone Nebula. The part pictured here is 2.5 light years in
years in length (the equivalent of 23 million return trips to the Moon)
The Perfect Storm, a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500 light years away
Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the Van Gogh painting.
The glowering eyes from 114 million light years away are the swirling cores of two merging galaxies called NGC 2207
The Trifid Nebula. A ’stellar nursery’, 9,000 light years from here, it is where new stars are being born.
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1 comment:

monica ditzler said...

these are amaaaazing! cone nebula and the perfect storm are my favorite!