Apr 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Hubble! (HBH in short)

Hubble 21 years in space pic of galaxy
Beautiful pic! This was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to cerebrate the 21st birthday of the Hubble in space. Remember, this is a real photo, not a computer-generated image. It's just so mind-blowing that something like this even exists in our world. 
The galaxy in the pic has a non-romantic name of UGC 1810. Its shape is distorted not because of a gravitational lens but the gravity from a nearby smaller galaxy with an equally ugly name, UGC 1813.
Well, I'm gonna make this the background of this blog for a while, it's so beautiful.
Oh, the photo itself was taken in December 2010. Wonder why it took so much to show the photo to the world.

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