The most important image ever taken by Hubble

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    Sep 20, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    http://all-that-is-interesting.com/important-image-captured-by-hubble
  • tazzari

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    Sep 20, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    Very interesting - thanks for posting it!
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    In a video that underscores our insignificance given the number of galaxy images captured by the Hubbell Telescope, isn't it the height of hubris for the narrator, in a script provided by "deep astronomy.com" no less, to continually state that the journey of the light from those galaxies ended here?
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    These things used to make me feel insignificant, but the more I think about it, the more I realize we must be an integral part of this puzzle. In a way it makes me feel even more connected and more important to be a part of such a fantastic thing.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 20, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
    Amazing: 100 billion galaxies.....
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    Sep 20, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    Makes me think of my trips up to Mauna kea.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 20, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    Amazing stuff! Very humbling. Great.
  • fmrhugger

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    And there are still people that insist that humans are the intelligence of the universe and that there is no life except on earth.

    Got some bulletins for those folks. It's statistically impossible for life NOT to exist on other planets. The earth is not 5,000 years old. Humans did not coexist with reptilian dinosaurs. And, last but not least, the earth IS warming for WHATEVER reason.

    You can't ignore any of this away unless you belong to the political party that will cease to exist by the year 2030.

    And you know who I mean......... icon_biggrin.gif







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    Sep 21, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    Goosebumps!! Thank you for posting this.
  • mwolverine

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    Sep 21, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidIn a video that underscores our insignificance given the number of galaxy images captured by the Hubbell Telescope, isn't it the height of hubris for the narrator, in a script provided by "deep astronomy.com" no less, to continually state that the journey of the light from those galaxies ended here?

    Obviously not... upon watching the video they ended up in my eyes! (:
    (Now I can feel the power within me!)
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 21, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    so does that mean we get our pick of which galaxy we will lord over when we die? icon_biggrin.gif
  • MikeW

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    Sep 21, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidso does that mean we get our pick of which galaxy we will lord over when we die? icon_biggrin.gif

    If we can become masters of ourselves, may be.
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    Sep 21, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    Skip the spammy website and go straight to the Hubble site. Lots of nice high res photos that you can use for desktop wallpaper.
    http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/
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    Sep 21, 2013 6:21 AM GMT
    so eagermuscle, you state or perhaps grunt that "In a video that underscores our insignificance given the number of galaxy images captured by the Hubbell Telescope, isn't it the height of hubris for the narrator, in a script provided by "deep astronomy.com" no less, to continually state that the journey of the light from those galaxies ended here?"



    You seem to be positing, and rather unwittingly so, that:

    1) the universe has meaning
    2) the meaning of the universe is apprehensible by humans
    3) the universe has an extra-material dimension or aspect or quality; i.e., you are not a strict materialist (and based on what evidence?)
    4) humans have free will; hubris, after all, would require it
    5) scale = meaning, or scale circumscribes meaning
    6) etc.


    If humans actually did have Free Will (an astonishing characteristic), wouldn't an anthropocentric viewpoint be quite understandable and even necessary?

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
    Wow!

    Did he say that some of the galaxies are speeding away from us faster than the speed of light? Did I miss something in science class? I thought "c" was the ultimate speed limit that nothing could exceed.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 21, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    I had heard all about the findings from 1996, but not in so much detail with the 2004 findings. It is amazing, so much we don't understand, but we are finally getting a little inkaling...
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    Sep 22, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    noren saidso eagermuscle, you state or perhaps grunt that "In a video that underscores our insignificance given the number of galaxy images captured by the Hubbell Telescope, isn't it the height of hubris for the narrator, in a script provided by "deep astronomy.com" no less, to continually state that the journey of the light from those galaxies ended here?"



    You seem to be positing, and rather unwittingly so, that:

    1) the universe has meaning
    2) the meaning of the universe is apprehensible by humans
    3) the universe has an extra-material dimension or aspect or quality; i.e., you are not a strict materialist (and based on what evidence?)
    4) humans have free will; hubris, after all, would require it
    5) scale = meaning, or scale circumscribes meaning
    6) etc.


    If humans actually did have Free Will (an astonishing characteristic), wouldn't an anthropocentric viewpoint be quite understandable and even necessary?


    Okay, I get your point - I came across as a pretentious dickwad. I consider myself served.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 22, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    Oh, of course, even in a thread with so beautiful an article, people still find a reason to hiss and spit.

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Space is cool
    Now shut the fuck up