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Old 02-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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When pictures like these are released it makes me feel very proud that I worked on the Hubble project.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0602/28pinwheel/

It has to make you feel humble when you contemplate what it is you are seeing in these pictures.

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Old 02-28-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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Great picture. Thanks for the link.
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Wow, those kinds of pictures sure make you feel small in the grand scheme of the universe. Thanks Grumpy I love looking at things like this.
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WOW!!! I'm always humbled by Hubble pictures. We are truely fortunate to live in this beautiful universe.

Thanks so much for this link grumpy.
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It definitely makes your problems look small by comparison. Also, I noticed that there are quite a few smaller galaxies visible in the image. Pretty cool all in all.
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"Approximately 100 billion of these stars alone might be like our Sun in terms of temperature and lifetime"

I wonder how many FIRE aliens there are out there?
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And how many of them are DCM's?
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Very cool! Thanks for the link. (And I hope NASA resumes those maintenence visits)
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Very cool! Thanks for the link. (And I hope NASA resumes those maintenence visits)
As far as I know the planning for the next Hubble servicing mission is going forward while they try to sort out the external tank foam shedding issues. I believe the new NASA Administrator is on record as saying he is willing to accept the risks of a shuttle flight to service Hubble even though they would not be able to reach the space station as a safe haven if anything goes wrong.

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You can just see my home, center left.

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You can just see my home, center left.
No, that's your local Walmart.

Great photos. I still remember when JPL came to my elementary school in the early 80s and showed us stuff like this. I wanted to be a space scientist after that (until I got my science test back).
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