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Nov 25, 2010

Imagine You Had a Camera With a ZillionX Zoom

This colossal star nest 5000 light years away, in the Sagittarius constellation, is the heart of the Lagoon Nebula. Now, imagine you could operate the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys like a gigantic DSLR camera with telephoto lenses.

If that would be possible, this is how the zooming on this titanic dust and gas cloud would be like.

Of course, that's not how Hubble works. The video trip is composed with multiple images, merged onto each other in a digital composition program.

The intricate shapes of the nebula are caused by the ultraviolet radiation glowing from the infant stars, which disperse the gas and dust around them as they form. In fact, scientists found here the "first unambiguous proof that star formation by accretion of matter from the gas cloud is ongoing in this region."


25 comments:

Donkote said...

that picture is freakin awesome!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ratch said...

great picture :O

Cpt Pownzor said...

crazy stuff, hopefully they get to zoom further and further into it, could be millions of small solar systems in there

thenitefalls said...

wow i can imagine they are going to find galaxies within other galaxies with this!

Monster Madness said...

That's both crazy and awesome. Space is cool.

Das Auto! said...

always interesting to see what's beyond our solar system

Easy said...

would be amazing!

Tree of life said...

There are actually modifications you can do to your dlsr to take amazing pictures like this. The easiest way would be to just get a DSLR->Telescope mounting ring and have at it. Some websites offer a service to have your camera sent in so that they can modify it to take pictures and capture the colors of the gasses. If you do have a DSLR and a tripod, there are also programs you can use to take a series of pictures of the night sky that look normal, then run the images through the software and it will show a TON of stars. its called star tracking or sky tracking.. i cant remember.

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Joe said...

That would be awesome!

KillerKun said...

The NASA gets the most beautiful photos ever @___@

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Intellectual Relapse said...

pretty...

Anonfourtwenty said...

I wish I had a camera like that.

JRam said...

That would be one giant camera too given the size of the Hubble telescope.

Brandon said...

The universe is so amazing..

FRESHhousemusic said...

Beautifull picture

Vapor said...

Science!

Diego said...

It´s a great image, the colors made this awesome to look at.

Great post!

Applelove said...

It's amazing how far into space we can see now. Too bad we still cant travel very far

Mark said...

That is an amazing picture...

Sinisa said...

nice...

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Beautiful picture.

Peter said...

I have something similar for my desktop background lol

Sean Grey Hanson said...

It would be totally amazing having that kind of camera.