Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hubble 22

Years Of Deeper Vision


Area Of 30 Doradus, In The Large Magellanic Cloud

NASA recently celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Deep Space Telescope by releasing the image above of a large (as in, tens of light-years across) star-forming area in a satellite galaxy to our own.

You can see the official slide show, created for the twentieth anniversary of the orbiting telescope, of the best of the images from Hubble, at NASA's website.

We live in a big place. We also make it difficult for ourselves to remember that.