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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Very beautiful pictures. As someone who knows precious little about astrophysics, I have to wonder what interplay of forces gives these things their form and energy and movement. It seems like all that matter could just as easily be diffuse, or static, or invisible.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

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    If we ever tried that I would hope NASA would officially name it " The Kessel Run ".

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

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    The largest Pillar ( on the left ) is four lightyears long.
    I didn't know that. It's an amazing photo but to now understand the scale......mindboggling.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    That's beautiful. These are colored by NASA technicians right? I wonder how they arrive at the colors they used?

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Mavis View Post
    That's beautiful. These are colored by NASA technicians right? I wonder how they arrive at the colors they used?
    The mirrors in the Hubble Teloscope are made of glass and coated with layers of pure aluminum and magnesium fluoride ( 1 Millionth of a inch thick ) that allow them to reflect visible, infrared and ultraviolet light.

    These mirrors redirect the light from the large primary lens to different and highly sensitive pieces of electronic equipment. Each piece of equipment uses a device called a charge-coupled devices instead of Photographic film. The light detected by the CCDs is turned into digital signals, which are stored on computers in the HBT and relayed to Earth.

    It can detect and measure wavelength, which means it can detect and transmit Color images.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The mirrors in the Hubble Teloscope are made of glass and coated with layers of pure aluminum and magnesium fluoride ( 1 Millionth of a inch thick ) that allow them to reflect visible, infrared and ultraviolet light.

    These mirrors redirect the light from the large primary lens to different and highly sensitive pieces of electronic equipment. Each piece of equipment uses a device called a charge-coupled devices instead of Photographic film. The light detected by the CCDs are turned into digital signals, which are stored on computers in the HBT and relayed to Earth.

    It can detect and measure wavelength, which means it can detect and transmit Color images.
    Thank you! So it is not just a best guess, which is wonderful. Gorgeous imagery.

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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Mavis View Post
    Thank you! So it is not just a best guess, which is wonderful. Gorgeous imagery.
    Charge-coupled device technology is how Digital Cameras capture and store photographs and that includes the Camera that's in every Cell Phone. The images taken by the Hubble Telescope aren't distorted by our atmosphere or the Ambient light that tends to screw up photographs.

    I would say thats exactly what the Pillars of Creation look like
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    It's all fake smoke and mirrors, like the Lunar landings.
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    Re: Hubble Revisits 'Pillars of Creation' for Stunning Photo

    Wait...don't these change over time and was this taken on the same date?

    Everything looks the same.
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