The Hubble Telescope is back!

Check these photos.

http://www.csmonitor.com/photosoftheday/index.php?image=1&date=specials/...

 


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Dude! The joke's on you. Those were 'shopped.

Coaster's picture

Simply breathtaking.   All nine pics were outstanding.  I want one of those Hubbles.  How much are they?  I think I'll go surf Ebay and see if anybody is selling a used one. 

I may go to the Hubble site later today and download a Hubble pic wallpaper. 

A portrait of the Milky Way

FearlessFreep's picture

The Milky Way in a time-lapse video

FearlessFreep's picture

Faked by aliens.

RidingFool's picture

AND there was no moon landing either.

See? tinyurl.com/ygyl7dt

More Hubble photos

FearlessFreep's picture

If ever someone or someones needed PR

gamerarocks's picture

it's NASA.

Impeach Jim Gibbons!

 

Nasa, I'm sick of your boring space launches! and another thing.

TMundo's picture

toilet flushes

Some more Hubble photos

FearlessFreep's picture

3 NASA satelites will study global warming and cooling

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

NASA plans to launch three satelites this year at a total cost of $1.5 billion.  One will study the salinity of the oceans to determine the effect of rain, the melting ice caps etc.  It is hoped this will give new insights into climate change and the way ocean currents work. 

The Glory satelite will study various types of aerosolized particles -- from smog, auto exhaust, factory chimneys, volcanic eruptions and myriad other sources to see if they are causing global cooling.  It is thought these particles might reflect the rays of the sun back into outer space.

A third will study the sun.  Scientists hope this satellite can help astronomers better anticipate the solar flares, sunspots and magnetic storms that come from the sun and can jeopardize astronauts in space and electrical communications on Earth, and weather on the Earth.

So does anyone think this is a waste of money?  It would seem that these research projects could be very useful in the ongoing climate change controversies.

http://tinyurl.com/ycg9whj

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/os-nasa-science-preview-122609,0,5624789.story?page=1&track=rss<br>

{;-) Dan in Miami

Science has never suffered from too much information

Rajah's picture

I'd rather they spend money on scientific probes than "fixing" Afghanistan

I did here someone say in a GC song...

TMundo's picture

...to hell with the space shuttle, put some money in the hood!  I can agree that feeding a starving population, or fixing an economy, would be better places to spend the money.  On the other hand, you don't want to put NASA workers out of a job. 

What the world will look like 100 years from now

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

If global warming raises the Earth's temperature by 4 degrees Celsius the oceans would probably rise by 0.8 meters.  For some other, more drastic changes please check this graphic from the London Times newspaper:

http://tinyurl.com/yhnzpug

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00654/Climate_through_th...

{;-) Dan in Miami

 

Dunno about the rest of you klimate killjoys,

RidingFool's picture

but I for one welcome the warm air over northern North America. Unfortunately, I'l be dead and buried before I can enjoy it. All the rest of you floaters can kiss my grits.

Remember the immortal words of Dr. Zaius

Rajah's picture

Beware the beast "man" he will make a wasteland of his home and yours

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgl22q1pQ78

Even more Hubble photos

FearlessFreep's picture

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

Mr Freep those are not Hubble images.  They are infrared images from the WISE satelite that was just launched from Floriduh.

{;-) Dan in Miami

Whatever

FearlessFreep's picture

 =p

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