Friday, May 16, 2008

Stunning Images from Space

The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across

The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is Mz3, resembles an ant when observed using ground-based telescopes. The nebula lies within our galaxy between 3,000 and 6,000 light years from Earth.

There are more of these at this link: Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs

N.B. You need to click on the "Gallery" link in order to avoid unwanted tabloid headlines!

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