When Galaxies Collide, Courtesy The Hubble Telescope

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Peter Kline, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 1999
    Messages:
    2,393
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    0
    People, this postage-stamp-sized image in the linked article is above being described with mere words. Look at it and think for a moment.

    Only now, at this time in the human drama, is such an image even possible. We are looking into the starry abyss and witnessing a sequence of ulimate realities in space and time.

    Four galaxies colliding. Think about that--for a long, long time.

    Astonishing. The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the grand marvels of human creation and creativity. We are fortunate to be alive during this thrilling moment in history.
     
  3. Joe_C

    Joe_C Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2000
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What Jack said [​IMG]
    It's overwhelmingly mind-boggling to say the least.
     
  4. Dennis Reno

    Dennis Reno Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jack - whoa... Well said Jack, very well said!
    I couldn't find the colliding galaxy pic in the Yahoo report so here is a link to it:
    Four Galaxies Collide
    [​IMG]
    Once again the Hubble blows us away! IMO it may be the best billion+ dollars ever spent by the US Government.
     
  5. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,955
    Likes Received:
    347
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Seeing something like that makes it very difficult to believe that we are the only beings in the Universe who can comtemplate its meaning....
     
  6. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    6,284
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Ron
    Impressive.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  7. Gavin_L

    Gavin_L Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    wow, totally amazed [​IMG]
    Jack pretty much summed it up the best
    all i have to say there has to be something else out there, life [​IMG]
     
  8. Dean DeMass

    Dean DeMass Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That image is most impressive.
    [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
  9. Mary M S

    Mary M S Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    When I see pics. from the Hubble telescope, it is ‘food for me’, reminds of W.Wordsworth’s sentiments in Lines…Tintern Abbey

    For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour
    Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
    The still, sad music of humanity,…
    And I have felt a presence that disturbs me with the joy
    Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
    Of something far more deeply interfused,
    Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
    And the round ocean and the living air,
    And the blue sky, and in the mind of man:
    A motion and a spirit, that impels
    All thinking things..
    That in this moment there is life and food
    For future years. And so I dare to hope,…
    That neither evil tongues,
    Rash judgements, nor the seers of selfish men,
    Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all
    The dreary intercourse of daily life,
    Shall e’er prevail against us..
     
  10. Jeff Pryor

    Jeff Pryor Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Deep. Just think that in eons to come our own galaxy will collide with Andromeda. Of course, our sun will supernova before that happens. We are but a vapor....
     
  11. Bhagi Katbamna

    Bhagi Katbamna Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  12. Ken Wagner

    Ken Wagner Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 1999
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I remember a lot of people said Hubble was a waste of money when it was first proposed. Then when it didn't perform at first they really beat their chests. I hope these people realize how foolish they were. I have always been fascinated by space. When I was a kid, I used to lie in bed at night and try to imagine infinity. It made my head hurt. The pictures we are seeing make infinity seem a little closer. The government finally got something right.
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hubble is such a smart investment, it even has its own set of glasses [​IMG]
    Worth every single cent it cost and about 3 times again more
     

Share This Page