October 10, 2009

art intersects with science: hubble

bug nebula

in carina nebula

in omega centauri

stephan's quintet

in abell 370

each of these hubble images is a composite of separate monochromatic exposures of narrow wavelength ranges. the colors result from assigning different hues to each wavelength range. NASA released these images on september 9, 2009, to show off the capabilities of the hubble space telescope’s wide field camera 3 (WFC3), which astronauts installed during a servicing mission last may.

all photo credits: NASA, ESA, and the hubble SM4 ERO team
found at pdn

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