The universe is beautiful and terrifying.
See 5,500 galaxies in a single photo.
Cosmic eye candy. This week marks the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope way back in 1990. Thanks, Hubble, for providing us with “whoa” fodder for 22 years!
Cosmic portraits of awe and wonderment to make you feel either existentially insignificant or sublimely at one with the universe. Or you’ll just go, “Whoa.”
Apparently Hubble’s camera isn’t a point and shoot. Each image is composed of several photos which are compiled and modified with image editing software. This video shows how it’s done. I don’t know about you but knowing how heavily Photoshopped each image is kind of loses a bit of the magic for me.
On Earth, no one can tell if they’re hurtling through space upside down. April 12th, 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s manned space orbit. The first of its kind, it heralded a new era of space exploration. While Yuri took no photos during his mission, NASA has acquired many pictures of the Earth over the years from different manned and unmanned spacecraft. View List ›
To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s two decades in orbit, we’ve compiled 20 of our favorite Hubble photos in this collection. These are fun to stare at when you’re stoned.