Sky's the Limit


The Pillars of Heaven

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens and nature.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

- Anne Frank

Source: T A Rector NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B A Wolpa NOAO/AURA/NSF (which stands for National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy/National Science Foundation); all rights reserved

This photo was pieced together from several separate Hubble photographs, then was colour enhanced.  Doesn't it make you want to run out and buy a telescope?

There's More!

I'd like to see the other side...

A new view of the Eagle Nebula, one of the two largest and sharpest images Hubble Space Telescope has ever taken, was released by NASA on Hubble's 15th anniversary on 25 April 2005.  The new Eagle Nebula image reveals a tall, dense tower of gas being sculpted by ultraviolet light from a group of massive, hot stars.  During the 15 years Hubble has orbited the Earth, it has taken more than 700,000 photos of the cosmos. (Photo provided by NASA)


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