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Stars in your eyes - 20 years of Hubble

Years ago, I had the first Hubble image of the Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation” (above) made into an old fashioned 35mm slide – to join other iconic images lighting up my ‘dotcom era’ bachelor pad. 144 more words

Life Of The Mind

Let's Talk More Astronomy: Why Are Über-Conservatives Generally Young-Earth Creationists?

That’s a serious question. I think I know the answer, but it’s a bit flippant, so if anyone has ideas, please let me know in the comments. 475 more words


Pic of the Day

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Star forming pillars in the Eagle Nebula, 7,000 light years from Earth, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope’s WFPC2. January 5th, 2015 High-resolution version… 87 more words


Pillars of Creation

In April NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary and which new way to celebrate it that with new HD pictures of the most iconic places of space like the Pillars of Creation situated in the Eagle Nebula located some 6,500 light-years from Earth. 54 more words


Hubble's latest...

The Hubble telescope has its  sharpest image  ever of the Andromeda Galaxy,  and it is spectacular.    But its revisiting of the so-called  “Pillars of Creation”  in the Eagle Nebula has produced… 17 more words

Pillars of Creation

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a bigger and sharper photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation” (right); the original 1995… 22 more words