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(Discover)   No snark, no joke: Hubble took the deepest picture of the Universe ever made, and it's amazing   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line 162
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2012-09-25 03:56:41 PM
Obviously, put there to fool us into thinking we are a product of a being that thinks we are all that and a bag of ships.
 
2012-09-25 04:11:40 PM
If you're like me and you previously downloaded the old Hubble Deep Field picture and have saved it as your desktop, you may have to rotate this image by 90 degrees to get it to match up with the older picture.
 
2012-09-25 04:19:19 PM
Time to update the ol' desktop background.
 
2012-09-25 04:26:32 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-09-25 04:44:43 PM
b.vimeocdn.com

My God, it's full of stars!
 
2012-09-25 04:49:03 PM
So, on a cosmic scale, my weiner is roughly the same size as Ron Jeremy's!

Thanks, Hubble!
 
2012-09-25 04:50:09 PM
Kinda puts a lot in perspective, don't it?
 
2012-09-25 04:56:25 PM

GypsyJoker: Kinda puts a lot in perspective, don't it?


Yeah, turns out I'm pretty awesome.

/off to get a slice of fairy cake
 
2012-09-25 04:56:41 PM
That's quite awe inspiring.
 
2012-09-25 04:57:46 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Time to update the ol' desktop background.


yep.


Also maybe someone can help me. The Hubble doesn't reach out and touch anything. It's like any other camera. Isn't it? Doesn't it have to wait for light to get to it? How can it "reach" deeper than any other?
 
2012-09-25 04:59:41 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: ThatGuyGreg: Time to update the ol' desktop background.

yep.


Also maybe someone can help me. The Hubble doesn't reach out and touch anything. It's like any other camera. Isn't it? Doesn't it have to wait for light to get to it? How can it "reach" deeper than any other?


It's in orbit so that pesky atmosphere doesn't get in the way.
 
2012-09-25 05:01:22 PM
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

-- Douglas Adams
 
2012-09-25 05:05:15 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: ThatGuyGreg: Time to update the ol' desktop background.

yep.


Also maybe someone can help me. The Hubble doesn't reach out and touch anything. It's like any other camera. Isn't it? Doesn't it have to wait for light to get to it? How can it "reach" deeper than any other?


It has a very big lens, combine that with a long (20 something day) exposure.
 
2012-09-25 05:05:22 PM
"And it all started with simply looking up. Always look up, every chance you get."
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Salutes the up-lookers!
 
2012-09-25 05:06:41 PM

highendmighty: "And it all started with simply looking up. Always look up, every chance you get."
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Salutes the up-lookers!


Oh hell, I had forgotten that guy.
 
2012-09-25 05:07:43 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: ThatGuyGreg: Time to update the ol' desktop background.

yep.


Also maybe someone can help me. The Hubble doesn't reach out and touch anything. It's like any other camera. Isn't it? Doesn't it have to wait for light to get to it? How can it "reach" deeper than any other?


All those stars are reallllllly far away. The depth mentioned is more along the lines of the faintness of the light. FTA, it says that this is a composite image with a total exposure time of 23 days and some of those galaxies are 13 billion light-years away. This is essentially the closest we will get to time travel. That picture contains star light from the (near) beginning of the universe.

But, it is just a really big camera and works the same way.

/sure someone else can explain it better.
 
2012-09-25 05:12:28 PM

Zafler: highendmighty: "And it all started with simply looking up. Always look up, every chance you get."
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Salutes the up-lookers!

Oh hell, I had forgotten that guy.


He was a great man. I would stay up just to watch his show.
Link (Wiki)
 
2012-09-25 05:16:02 PM
wow, what is all that stuff?
 
2012-09-25 05:16:44 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Also maybe someone can help me. The Hubble doesn't reach out and touch anything. It's like any other camera. Isn't it? Doesn't it have to wait for light to get to it? How can it "reach" deeper than any other?


Cameras collect light. Longer exposures mean it has more time to collect the few photons that actually reach us from that far away, so it can build them up into a picture of whatever's emitting them.
 
2012-09-25 05:20:39 PM
not bad, but could we get it from a different angle?
 
hej
2012-09-25 05:21:35 PM
This looks just like every other "deepest picture of the universe ever made" that I've seen.
 
2012-09-25 05:25:00 PM
Not as cool as a double rainbow.
 
2012-09-25 05:25:59 PM

hej: This looks just like every other "deepest picture of the universe ever made" that I've seen.


Well yeah, in that it has stars and galaxies. Not sure what you were expecting. It's not like there's going to be an Über Deep Field showing deep space is really floating pancakes or something.
 
2012-09-25 05:27:30 PM
mind=blown

WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW??
 
2012-09-25 05:27:33 PM
There may be no UFOs and little green men, but I don't see how anyone can look at that picture and still say that there are no other intelligent lifeforms in the universe. One of those uncountable numbers of stars must have a planet with living, thinking beings on it.
 
hej
2012-09-25 05:28:31 PM

OriginalGamer: hej: This looks just like every other "deepest picture of the universe ever made" that I've seen.

Well yeah, in that it has stars and galaxies. Not sure what you were expecting. It's not like there's going to be an Über Deep Field showing deep space is really floating pancakes or something.


Not so much of an expectation as it is just commentary. I've seen these claims made in the past (seems like they occur once or twice a year), and I don't understand what it is that I'm seeing that I didn't see before.
 
hej
2012-09-25 05:29:08 PM

hej: OriginalGamer: hej: This looks just like every other "deepest picture of the universe ever made" that I've seen.

Well yeah, in that it has stars and galaxies. Not sure what you were expecting. It's not like there's going to be an Über Deep Field showing deep space is really floating pancakes or something.

Not so much of an expectation as it is just commentary. I've seen these claims made in the past (seems like they occur once or twice a year), and I don't understand what it is that I'm seeing that I didn't see before.


Although I will say, a galaxy made of pancakes would be pretty awesome.
 
2012-09-25 05:30:04 PM

RoyHobbs22: wow, what is all that stuff?


In ten days, we'll find out that all those galaxies were actually just orbital crap on the mirrors.
 
2012-09-25 05:31:54 PM
But never forget: we figured this out. Our curiosity led us to build bigger and better telescopes, to design computers and mathematics to analyze the images from those devices, and to better understand the Universe we live in.

And it all started with simply looking up. Always look up, every chance you get. There's a whole Universe out there waiting to be explored.


And it survived in spite of the efforts of Christianity to stop humans from questioning or accepting scientific proof that their previous idea of the universe was incomplete or mistaken. Never forget that, either. Don;t let those anti-intellectual farktards of religious bent to keep you from looking up for fear of your immortal soul.
 
2012-09-25 05:33:40 PM
I have been edu-ma-cated.

Thanks!


/knew about being outside the atmosphere.
//never thought of the exposer rate.
 
2012-09-25 05:33:52 PM

hej: hej: OriginalGamer: hej: This looks just like every other "deepest picture of the universe ever made" that I've seen.

Well yeah, in that it has stars and galaxies. Not sure what you were expecting. It's not like there's going to be an Über Deep Field showing deep space is really floating pancakes or something.

Not so much of an expectation as it is just commentary. I've seen these claims made in the past (seems like they occur once or twice a year), and I don't understand what it is that I'm seeing that I didn't see before.

Although I will say, a galaxy made of pancakes would be pretty awesome.


Technically only the ones with the + and X through them are stars, this lens flare is caused by nearby stars hitting mounting polls on the lens. Everything else is a galaxy.
 
2012-09-25 05:35:07 PM

MindStalker: Technically only the ones with the + and X through them are stars, this lens flare is caused by nearby stars hitting mounting polls on the lens. Everything else is a galaxy.


nearby star's LIGHT hitting mounting polls that is.
 
2012-09-25 05:36:04 PM
Makes me feel pretty farking small.
 
2012-09-25 05:42:18 PM

Witchyman: Makes me feel pretty farking small.


Wanna feel smaller?

Look at the blue spiral galaxy in the middle of the picture. It's roughly the same size as your mouse pointer on your screen, right?

It takes tens of thousands of years for light to get from one side of it to the other.
 
2012-09-25 05:43:33 PM
I'm not very sciencey so am I reading that right when he's saying every point of light you see in that picture is it's own galaxy and each galaxy contains a billion more stars (and then one could assume each one of those stars has their own dozen or so planets rotating around it)?
 
2012-09-25 05:44:51 PM
Wow, impressive. And here I thought the photos I snapped of the night sky last week were cool.

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2012-09-25 05:45:37 PM

Witchyman: Makes me feel pretty farking small.


Maybe you should get one of those pumps?

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2012-09-25 05:47:51 PM

rtaylor92: I'm not very sciencey so am I reading that right when he's saying every point of light you see in that picture is it's own galaxy and each galaxy contains a billion more stars (and then one could assume each one of those stars has their own dozen or so planets rotating around it)?


Yep, as I just said, all the points of light except the lens flares (I counted 3 of them I think), are galaxies.
 
2012-09-25 05:49:20 PM

DAHFreedom: Witchyman: Makes me feel pretty farking small.

Maybe you should get one of those pumps?

/xkcd.jpg


Those don't work! That's the word on the street anyway . . .
 
2012-09-25 05:54:41 PM

MrSteve007: Wow, impressive. And here I thought the photos I snapped of the night sky last week were cool.

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I'd kill to have a night sky that looked like that. Quick, someone turn off the east coast tonight
 
2012-09-25 05:56:54 PM
So here's what I don't get about these deep field pictures.

Galaxies are red shifted in proportion to the distance. So those that are 10^13 light years away should even not be visible in the same spectrum as those that are say , 10^6 light years away. Yet we have near galaxies that occupy whole minutes of arc in the same picture as distant points.

What gives?
 
2012-09-25 06:03:47 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: But never forget: we figured this out. Our curiosity led us to build bigger and better telescopes, to design computers and mathematics to analyze the images from those devices, and to better understand the Universe we live in.

And it all started with simply looking up. Always look up, every chance you get. There's a whole Universe out there waiting to be explored.

And it survived in spite of the efforts of Christianity to stop humans from questioning or accepting scientific proof that their previous idea of the universe was incomplete or mistaken. Never forget that, either. Don;t let those anti-intellectual farktards of religious bent to keep you from looking up for fear of your immortal soul.


Wow. Ok, so dont let the mistakes of the few (i.e. the power hungry church of the middle ages- to- the renaissance) distort your perception of the whole. I am not an anti-intellecual in any sence of the word and from my readings of the Bible I see a God that wants us to look up at the skies, not in worship of them, but in awe of His creation.

Gen 15:5; 22:17; 26:4
2 Kings 23:5
Ps. 136:9
Is. 13:10
Dan. 12:3
Amos 5:8

Just to give a few...
 
2012-09-25 06:05:19 PM
Any time I think of the universe, I seem to always come back to pondering my own existence.

Is that normal?
 
2012-09-25 06:13:43 PM

thrasherrr: So here's what I don't get about these deep field pictures.

Galaxies are red shifted in proportion to the distance. So those that are 10^13 light years away should even not be visible in the same spectrum as those that are say , 10^6 light years away. Yet we have near galaxies that occupy whole minutes of arc in the same picture as distant points.

What gives?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Deep_Field#Data_processing

They were originally black and white images and have been processed into this final image. The color is fake but the points of light are real.
 
2012-09-25 06:22:58 PM

devildog123: There may be no UFOs and little green men, but I don't see how anyone can look at that picture and still say that there are no other intelligent lifeforms in the universe. One of those uncountable numbers of stars must have a planet with living, thinking beings on it.


I dunno. Probably the same way I can look at all the trillions of dollars floating around the global economy and still say that I'm not a millionaire. I'd love it if we weren't alone in the universe, I really would. But until there's evidence, I just can't believe that there are ETs
 
2012-09-25 06:24:31 PM
It's cool to look at but also kind of sad for me. Because I know that I will never see any of those places. Sure in a thousand years someone from earth may get to go exploring in them but all we can do is look out at the window and wave as they go flying by. I wish that when I die my conscious could just go exploring the universe. But I'll be lucky to even hitch a plane ride into space before I'm dead...
 
2012-09-25 06:24:35 PM

highendmighty: Zafler: highendmighty: "And it all started with simply looking up. Always look up, every chance you get."
[cache.blippitt.com image 380x285]
Salutes the up-lookers!

Oh hell, I had forgotten that guy.

He was a great man. I would stay up just to watch his show.
Link (Wiki)


Yup. We thought he was kind of silly, but he grew on us. Irreplaceable.

There are other "science guys" in the media but he had X-factor of being so honestly excited that you couldn't help but be cheered up and interested in what he was excited about too.
 
2012-09-25 06:27:29 PM

kudayta: devildog123: There may be no UFOs and little green men, but I don't see how anyone can look at that picture and still say that there are no other intelligent lifeforms in the universe. One of those uncountable numbers of stars must have a planet with living, thinking beings on it.

I dunno. Probably the same way I can look at all the trillions of dollars floating around the global economy and still say that I'm not a millionaire. I'd love it if we weren't alone in the universe, I really would. But until there's evidence, I just can't believe that there are ETs


I just assume that there are. Intelligent or not i'm sure that something else is alive out there. The other thing I assume is that they sure as hell aren't buzzing the planet and picking up people to go for a ride. Because I'd take an anal probe anyday to be on a spaceship and hang out with some aliens...
 
2012-09-25 06:38:00 PM
I just checked the forecast for my area and it's going to be cloudy.
 
2012-09-25 06:40:16 PM

Tellingthem: I just assume that there are. Intelligent or not i'm sure that something else is alive out there. The other thing I assume is that they sure as hell aren't buzzing the planet and picking up people to go for a ride. Because I'd take an anal probe anyday to be on a spaceship and hang out with some aliens...


They're there, sure. I'd go so far as to say that there's other intelligent life in the universe. Will we (in our current, body-bound forms) ever encounter them? Absolutely not. Only way we'll encounter other life in the universe is if we copy neural patterns onto storage on fuelless space probes that can keep going, forever. What's a 150,000 year journey if you can cause yourself to experience it subjectively in less than a second?

Space is just too damn big. It's more likely that life will be created, evolve intelligence, and die as a result of a natural disaster or wipe themselves out before the universe even notices. "Intelligent humans" ave been around for what, 250,000 years or so? Cosmic eyeblink. We haven't even had a spaceborne ELE within the last 20 million years.
 
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