HUBBLE - Farthest, Most Detailed Picture of Universe - UNREAL

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NASA - Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe


The universe is so big it's unfathomable. Thuis is called the Hubble Deep Field.

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Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full moon.

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is an image of a small area of space in the constellation Fornax, created using Hubble Space Telescope data from 2003 and 2004. By collecting faint light over many hours of observation, it revealed thousands of galaxies, both nearby and very distant, making it the deepest image of the universe ever taken at that time.

The new full-color XDF image is even more sensitive, and contains about 5,500 galaxies even within its smaller field of view. The faintest galaxies are one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see.
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    The deep field and ultra deep field images always give me pause to marvel at the wonders of the universe. Oh how I'd love to be able to zip about from planet to planet and have a look around.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      The deep field and ultra deep field images always give me pause to marvel at the wonders of the universe. Oh how I'd love to be able to zip about from planet to planet and have a look around.
      Hmmm. And here I thought you had just recently returned.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Hmmm. And here I thought you had just recently returned.
        Clever gal!
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          Brings home just how miniscule and insignificant we are in the greater scale of things.


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          Millions of NFL games are just kicking off throughout billions of galaxies on identical planets throughout the universe. Wonder if last weeks Pats result will be the same in/on all of them? :p
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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

            Brings home just how miniscule and insignificant we are in the greater scale of things.
            Yeah. Each of those dots is a galaxy (or cluster of them), consisting of billions of stars and associated material each. And that's a tiny fraction of a miniscule part of 1% of the skyscape.

            Here's the fun part: Warp drive is theoretically possible.


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            • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
              Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

              Here's the fun part: Warp drive is theoretically possible.


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              That's where I think science fiction got it wrong, at least with my limited knowledge on the subject.

              If a crew went out for a couple of years traveling faster than light, wouldn't everything they know be gone when they got back?
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              • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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                Originally Posted by David Maschke View Post


                If a crew went out for a couple of years traveling faster than light, wouldn't everything they know be gone when they got back?
                You can bet your bottom dollar my wife would still be there.
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                • Profile picture of the author ortonmax
                  That is really amazing post and its been my area of interest since a long. I like to search in deep about the astronomy. Hubble has given its tremendous services since a long time to us by giving such a unseen images of the universe.
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    Now try to zoom x100 deeper than that and you'll only see 1% of the lenght of the universe! Around 1,6 yottameters
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    David,

    As I understand it, and this could be completely wrong, a warp drive distorts space, not speed. Therefore, the elapsed time would be the same.


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    When you stop and figure our own galaxy is about 100,000 light years across, and each of those dots is a galaxy - how can humans hang on to their egocentric ideas? We barely amount to a nano-particle in this berg.

    Paul - there is, or was, some study on ways to "fold" space. Someone wrote a fiction story based on that principle - it was a good story, wish I could remember the name of it. The wormhole theory is close to it but rather than space-time holes, folding just brings you right to the part of space you want to be in. I think the idea was a result of "discovering" p-branes or of the infinite universe theory. I haven't heard any more about it in years I think it was just probably a just a quickly abandoned idea more than an actual theory.
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