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Herschel yields new galaxy image
bbc ^ | 1 July 2009 | Paul Rincon

Posted on 07/01/2009 7:11:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono

The European Space Agency (Esa) has released a stunning image of the spiral galaxy M51, otherwise known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. It is a composite of images taken by Europe's Herschel space observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. The picture combines views of the galaxy captured at visible and far-infrared wavelengths.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: galaxy

1 posted on 07/01/2009 7:11:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


2 posted on 07/01/2009 7:36:58 AM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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To: JoeProBono

Great picture, funny how different people might take it. To some, it looks like they are dancing, to others it looks like a vicious smackdown, or a lamprey, or the galaxy turning on the light, ha ha ha


3 posted on 07/01/2009 7:45:24 AM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: JoeProBono

Cool!


4 posted on 07/01/2009 7:54:31 AM PDT by Vidocq
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To: Gothmog

Or my eyes on the day after....old story no longer relevant


5 posted on 07/01/2009 8:18:47 AM PDT by the long march
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