Thursday, May 25, 2006


A friend sent this photo to me and I thought it was a hoax - but it is not - I found it on the Hubble site. It is an awesone photo - I am filled with awe when I look at it. The phenomenon is created by trillion-mile-long tunnel of glowing gas around a dying sun-like star. I like to think there is even more to it than that.

It's such a shame that it may be the end for Hubble and images like this one:

"Servicing Mission 4, the last scheduled flight of the space shuttle to the Hubble Space Telescope, has been cancelled. On Jan. 16, 2004, then-NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe announced his decision to call off the mission, which would have performed Hubble maintenance work and installed new instruments. O'Keefe cited the new safety guidelines set out following the Columbia tragedy as the primary basis for his decision. New NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has promised to revisit the decision based on the success of upcoming shuttle flights."

Read more . . .

We spend so much money to war against each other, all the while, the universe is watching with an omniscient eye. There should be more people interested in watching it. Maybe then we would all realize our place in it. There's a poem here.


Blogger Amy said...

This picture is gorgeous. My sister is a planetary scientist, and her friends who have worked with the Hubble have been amazed at the incredible data it has sent back. It would be a waste not to keep using it.

4:18 PM, May 26, 2006  

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