It’s Full of Stars!

Initially, I was just going to put up a link to the European Southern Observatory’s list of top 100 images, which has enough pictures to keep any fan of the cosmos happy.  But, I made the mistake of checking out NASA’s Hubble site, which has a huge collection of images, and I compounded that mistake by looking at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) site for Hubble.  Wow!  I think I’ve overloaded my neural-net!

There is just way too much to look at on these sites!  As a tantalizing tidbit, take a look at this beautiful Hubble image of the spiral galaxy NGC 5866 seen edge on.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5866 Seen Edge On - Hubble Image

Click on the link above for larger images (down-loadable) where you can enjoy the exquisite detail Hubble captured of this galaxy.

One last thing.  ESO is running a contest – ESO’s Hidden Treasures for anyone that has an interest in creating a new image from their data archives.  They provide instructions on what you have to do to create the image, but hurry, the contest ends on November 30, 2010.

Till next time,

RC Davison

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