Hubble Picture Crushes Your Sense of Scale


by Greg Bernhardt
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Hubble Sees Infant Galaxies at the Edge of the Universe
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astro...se_s_edge.html

I had to shrink this image a lot to get it to fit here. I strongly urge you get a higher-res version (especially the 3000 x 2400 pixel version). Because see all those dots? Those arenít stars. Those are galaxies. Thousands of them. Hubble stared at the same spot in the constellation of Ursa Major for hours, and it came up with this phenomenal image.
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WOW, thanks Greg

that's an awesome image and article

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