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Carol
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PostSubject: The Rose in Space   Sun May 01, 2011 8:49 pm

"Arp 273"



To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., pointed Hubble's eye at an especially photogenic pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813. This image is a composite of Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 data taken on December 17, 2010, with three separate filters that allow a broad range of wavelengths covering the ultraviolet, blue, and red portions of the spectrum.

Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU), L. Macri (Texas A&M University), and Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


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PostSubject: Re: The Rose in Space   Sun May 01, 2011 9:18 pm

That's cool.
I can't believe its been 21 years since Hubble launched. Man, time flys. (Get it? Its punny)


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PostSubject: Re: The Rose in Space   Sun May 01, 2011 9:43 pm

instersting.


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PostSubject: Re: The Rose in Space   Sun May 01, 2011 11:12 pm

That's amazing and lovely!


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PostSubject: Re: The Rose in Space   Sun May 01, 2011 11:29 pm

Interesting, no doubt...But also a beatiful and great sight! thud

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