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The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) is an image of a small region in the constellation Ursa Major, constructed from a series of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. It covers an area 2.5 arcminutes across, two parts in a million of the whole sky, which is equivalent in angular size to a 65 mm tennis ball at a distance of 100 metres. The image was assembled from 342 separate exposures taken with the Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 over ten consecutive days between December 18 and December 28, 1995.

 

The field is so small that only a few foreground stars in the Milky Way lie within it; thus, almost all of the 3,000 objects in the image are galaxies, some of which are among the youngest and most distant known. By revealing such large numbers of very young galaxies, the HDF has become a landmark image in the study of the early universe

 

It's a favorite because it just blows my mind how much is out there.

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Fuck you Mike, I saw the thread title and was just about to post that one :(

 

:lol: You could always post the other one.

 

http://americanthings.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/bald-eagle-by-fatfinch-wordpressdotcom.jpg

 

;)

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God there are loads, like quite a few from last year on http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/the_year_2008_in_photographs_p.html

 

http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt1/01_chaitenv.jpg

 

http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt2/10_17351247.jpg

 

http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt2/28_17351465.jpg

 

http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt3/22_grekriot.jpg

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http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt2/28_17351465.jpg

 

After months of tense negotiations Hans realises that something might have been lost in translation, when Mahmoud finally agrees to show him his "centrifuge".

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