Theodore's World: Pointing The Hubble Space Telescope To A Seemingly Blank Patch Of Sky

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January 19, 2010

Pointing The Hubble Space Telescope To A Seemingly Blank Patch Of Sky

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D

What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to the edge of the universe!

Wild Thing's comment.........

This is so amazing, so awesome.

....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 19, 2010 03:50 AM


That is very cool. Thanks, Tom, for sending and thanks, Chrissie, for posting. For me, just another reminder that there is so much more, to us, than we can ever imagine.

Posted by: Craig Stokes at January 19, 2010 09:27 AM

A billion galaxies each with a million stars. Makes you wonder if there is other life out there somewhere. Also makes you realize how small Earth is in the scheme of things.

This discovery by Hubble is a good reason to keep funding NASA and space exploration.

Posted by: TomR at January 19, 2010 11:07 AM

It does Tom, and lets you know that if there really is global warming there's nothing that can fix it, because we didn't cause it.

Posted by: Mark at January 19, 2010 12:25 PM

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. To see nothing you have to look into the skulls of Pelosi and Reid.
I had a 2 month episode stateside with Japanese engineers, it was with an Electron Beam Microscope, I was assigned to work with these guys, all the drawings were in Japanese, they didn't speak any English and I no Japanese. They were rigidly by the book. Reading the blueprints wasn't too bad due to universal symbols. This was a one of a kind, prototype, the production model was damaged in shipping and they had to cough up something. The HV power supply filter caps were in a tank of fish oil for the dielectric, we got it up and running with no significant problems but that oil would get hot and everyone knew where we were. A 'piquant' scorched cod liver oil smell permeated the entire facility. We couldn't get the scope to focus and found it was due to vibrations in the big concrete building, the concrete floor around it was removed and it had its own concrete pad poured, isolating it from the building's foundation, it then worked perfectly. There one could see electron and hole movement on matter at the atom state, because of that experience I have no doubts about the hidden secrets of the universe. Thanks Chrissie and Tom, great posting.

Posted by: Jack at January 19, 2010 12:26 PM

Great post. The Hubble has been a teriffic asset for NASA. Glad they're not pointing it at icebergs.
This makes our problems seem small indeed.

Posted by: Jim at January 19, 2010 03:33 PM

Thank you everyone soooo much, this is fascinating.

Craig, hi, it is so good to see you.

Tom, I agree so much, we must always keep that support up for NASA.

Mark, I bet Obama would love to end the things NASA does, he wants so much to make us less then nothing as a country. I like our country to be first with everything. heh heh

Jack, WOW that is interesting.

Jim, yes it sure does.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 20, 2010 02:02 AM