Thursday, February 9, 2006

 NGC 1309 is a galaxy about 100 million light years away and can be found near the constellation Eridanus. The picture was taken by the Hubble Telescope. While the face on view is spectacular, the really mind blowing things are all the other galaxies that you can see behind this one. Just can't stay away from these gems. Again this is from the Astronomy Picture of the Day site.

Just another one of those mind blowingly spectacular objects in our universe.

 

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

What IS it about photos like this that make me just want to step outside and start flying straight up?  Like I'm Super Man or something?  I want to tumble around in those dust clouds and unstable gasses.  Sweet!

Russ

tenyearnap said...

"mid blowingly spectacular"--yep, that sums it up!

lisaram1955 said...

I cannot even think about the vastness of the universe.  When I try, I just feel like I'm getting smaller and smaller, until I'm afraid I'll disappear.  The fact that we---ourselves, our country, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy--are such an infintesimal part of the whole of creation...I literally can NOT contemplate it.  Lisa  :-]