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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:50 am

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This long-exposure image of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, is the deepest ever made of any galaxy cluster. It shows some of the faintest and earliest galaxies ever detected in space. (NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI))

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-hubble-distant-galaxy-early-universe-spitzer-nasa-20140108,0,5532721.story

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Post by Lurker on Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:28 am

Awesome!

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:33 am

I looked this up -- the Milky Way is so vast, if you started at one edge and traveled across it to the other at the speed of light, the journey would take 100,000 years.

Each speck in that photo is a galaxy (at least most of them are).

 ::lightsab:: 

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:09 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:I looked this up -- the Milky Way is so vast, if you started at one edge and traveled across it to the other at the speed of light, the journey would take 100,000 years.

Each speck in that photo is a galaxy (at least most of them are).

 ::lightsab:: 

Wow! Thats incredible  Shocked 

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:44 pm

Yes...mistakes were made during the administration of President George H. W. Bush, a Republican.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:20 pm

I always thought it was a miracle that they were ever able to use it to take images like the one above after all the screw-ups. We really were looking at millions of dollars of carefully, but not carefully enough, -designed space junk for a while. Now I think it's worth it Smile

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:49 pm

It's nice that they recovered it. But Bee is right in that it cost millions of dollars.

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