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Eye Of God Photographed In Space [Breathtaking Pic]
Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | February 27, 2009

Posted on 02/26/2009 5:31:41 PM PST by Steelfish

Eye of God photographed in Space

26/02/2009

Eye of God... this breathtaking image of the Helix nebula, giant rings of gas blown off a dying star 700 light years from the Sun, was captured with a special camera at an observatory in Chile. What happens if it blinks...

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: falsecolor; god
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1 posted on 02/26/2009 5:31:41 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

2 posted on 02/26/2009 5:33:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish
The eye of God.


3 posted on 02/26/2009 5:34:02 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Joiseydude

Whoaa!


4 posted on 02/26/2009 5:35:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Joiseydude

Thanks- this is so fascinating!


5 posted on 02/26/2009 5:35:58 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I never contemplated that God was an Aryan.


6 posted on 02/26/2009 5:36:43 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Steelfish

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
Ill be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
Ill be watching you

Ill be watching you
Ill be watching you
Ill be watching you
Ill be watching you...


7 posted on 02/26/2009 5:37:01 PM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, c’mon. Everybody knows God’s eyes are brown :)

Awesome photograph.


8 posted on 02/26/2009 5:38:42 PM PST by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: Joiseydude
Hey - thanks for the new desktop wallpaper!


9 posted on 02/26/2009 5:38:56 PM PST by Viking2002 (The Occupation has begun. God help America.)
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To: Steelfish

I’ve always thought the earth could be a newtron or proton or electron orbiting around a single atom making the universe one being. God lives in us and we live in Him.


10 posted on 02/26/2009 5:41:13 PM PST by Terry Mross (I Hate All Politicians, Republicans Included.)
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To: Steelfish
The sensation of this discovery is second only to that of the Funny Nose and Glasses of the Deep:


11 posted on 02/26/2009 5:41:55 PM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Joiseydude

Truly AMAZING!


12 posted on 02/26/2009 5:43:25 PM PST by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: mylife

Hope we never see it blink! ;-)


13 posted on 02/26/2009 5:44:11 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama's fault)
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To: Steelfish

Wow. Incredible.


14 posted on 02/26/2009 5:44:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish

HE HAS RISEN!


15 posted on 02/26/2009 5:45:19 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: Steelfish

Is there a mote in it?


16 posted on 02/26/2009 5:46:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Steelfish

Seen on a bumper sticker:

“God’s back, and boy, is he mad!”


17 posted on 02/26/2009 5:46:57 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: upchuck

Yes, my eyes ARE brown.


18 posted on 02/26/2009 5:47:19 PM PST by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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To: Steelfish
Looks bloodshot. Hangover from the Big Bang?
19 posted on 02/26/2009 5:49:34 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Steelfish

Maybe it’s just a dilation to the outside.


20 posted on 02/26/2009 5:50:47 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: BenLurkin

We should be watching for a point source blueshifted Solar spectrum in it anyway.


21 posted on 02/26/2009 5:51:11 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Steelfish
Just for fun I tracked down the high res version of this image, over 9 megs, and will see how it prints out on my large format HP-130 printer. I've done lots of others from this source and they can be quite magnificent when displayed as a 20x30 poster.

The image as it is downloaded is at 600 dpi, 16,000 x 16,000 pixels. That's more resolution than I need to make a nice 24x24 print so I'm waiting right now as the system resizes it down what the printer really needs, 150 dpi.

We'll see how it goes!

22 posted on 02/26/2009 5:52:29 PM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: upchuck; Rebelbase

“Oh, c’mon. Everybody knows God’s eyes are brown :)”

The colors are false. The real coloring looks kind of bloodshot. The color shown on the link is the actual colors though they are somewhat too intense.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000828.html


23 posted on 02/26/2009 5:52:55 PM PST by UnChained
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To: Terry Mross
Applying any physical attributes to God is stupid. And likely self-promotional in some way. I saw this picture before. It's a picture of what was there 700 years ago.

For once, I would like to see a picture of things inside a whole different GALAXY. Just to see what was happening there billions of years ago. Of course they are far away in space in time right now then we observe them just now.

24 posted on 02/26/2009 5:57:05 PM PST by BobS
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To: UnChained

“The real coloring looks kind of bloodshot.”

I never contemplated that God was a stoner.


25 posted on 02/26/2009 5:58:21 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: paulycy
Now that is funny.
26 posted on 02/26/2009 5:59:46 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: jwparkerjr

URL please


27 posted on 02/26/2009 6:01:41 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Viking2002

That does make a cool desktop!


28 posted on 02/26/2009 6:02:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Oatka

I remember of poster from way back in 1972 that showed the Big Blue Marble image of Earth with the caption, “Earth, this is God. I’ve found a buyer. I need you out in 30 days!”

I made one of my own on several occasions but someone always talks me out of it. My love is doing large format prints. My wife thinks I’m a bubble off plumb for getting so much delight in poster sized prints, but that’s just my thing. She’s pretty tolerant, seeing that my hang up could be worse, much worse!


29 posted on 02/26/2009 6:02:54 PM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: BenLurkin

30 posted on 02/26/2009 6:04:08 PM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: Steelfish

bookmark


31 posted on 02/26/2009 6:04:55 PM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: saganite

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance...


32 posted on 02/26/2009 6:05:21 PM PST by prayerfullywaiting
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To: Terry Mross
I’ve always thought the earth could be a neutron or proton or electron orbiting around a single atom making the universe one being. God lives in us and we live in Him.

If that were so, then God's Creation would be what you just described as well as Microsoft systems and the Democrats ....

(sorry, couldn't resist, j/k :)

33 posted on 02/26/2009 6:07:39 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Rebelbase
“The real coloring looks kind of bloodshot.”

I never contemplated that God was a stoner.

Platypus ... case closed.

34 posted on 02/26/2009 6:08:22 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: allmendream

The Griping Eye.


35 posted on 02/26/2009 6:09:28 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Why are guns always named Bill? Why not Bob or Fred? Maybe something cheery, like Petunia.)
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To: Centurion2000

He has bloodshot eyes because He is weeping...


36 posted on 02/26/2009 6:10:12 PM PST by prayerfullywaiting
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To: prayerfullywaiting
He has bloodshot eyes because He is weeping...

Or really really pissed off.

37 posted on 02/26/2009 6:11:39 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: mylife; KevinDavis
I'll load it after I get tired of my current one:


38 posted on 02/26/2009 6:14:35 PM PST by Viking2002 (The Occupation has begun. God help America.)
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To: Joiseydude
re: URL please

Oops, my bad. Sorry. I got so busy playing with the image I forgot to post a link.

When you get to the actual download page you will get an error saying the image can't be displayed because of an error. Not to be discouraged. I did a right-click and then a save as of the jpeg file and it worked just fine. I have the file and will put it on my server if you find you can't get it for some reason. It's about 9 megs.

Hi Res Eye of God
39 posted on 02/26/2009 6:19:06 PM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: jwparkerjr

Thank you


40 posted on 02/26/2009 6:20:00 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: markman46; AntiKev; wastedyears; ALOHA RONNIE; RightWhale; anymouse; Brett66; SunkenCiv; ...

41 posted on 02/26/2009 6:20:13 PM PST by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
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To: Steelfish

That is awesome.


42 posted on 02/26/2009 6:20:23 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: BenLurkin

That was a good book.


43 posted on 02/26/2009 6:21:39 PM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: Joiseydude
I just did the 20x30 print on glossy paper and it's breathtaking, the only word to describe it. I am going to find a scripture to match with it and then mat and frame the image and verse.
44 posted on 02/26/2009 6:24:25 PM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: jwparkerjr

Unfortunately I caan not get the picture. All I get for both the small and larger size is a box with a red Z in it in the upper left hand corner of the where the picture should be. When I right click on the photo I don’t get, “save this picture” as a choice.


45 posted on 02/26/2009 6:30:46 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Viking2002

That’s definitely a non-canon Enterprise. Not from the new film, is it ?


46 posted on 02/26/2009 6:38:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish
It is, indeed.

Thanks!

47 posted on 02/26/2009 6:45:23 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Steelfish
That is a great image, but why is it news now?

Images of the Helix nebula have been around for a long time.

http://www.hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/11/
48 posted on 02/26/2009 6:46:05 PM PST by adorno
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To: Steelfish
"....The Eye of God..........700 light years from the Sun, "

Wow, that's a l-o-o-o-ng way!! It's getting harder and harder for an atheist to stick a finger in His eye!

49 posted on 02/26/2009 6:46:49 PM PST by cookcounty ("We'll post bills on the internet........", --excerpt from the Vast Collection of Obama Lies.)
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To: saganite

I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I dont need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind


50 posted on 02/26/2009 6:50:18 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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