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Hubble’s Amazing New Images, the Andromeda Gigapixel and the Pillars of Life Revisited…

Hubble is our eye in the skies orbiting high above the distortions of our blue atmosphere. With Hubble’s 25th birthday fast approaching (April 2015) NASA and ESA have started the celebrations early with the release of two very special images, images that are dazzling the world.

The first image presents a new view of one of Hubble’s most famous images, the Eagle Nebula.  While the second is an incredibly detailed gigapixel image of the Andromeda Galaxy. Both images capture the vastness of space and spectacular nature of our universe.

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The Age of Hubble, a Cosmic Journey…

Hubble and other space borne satellites are our eyes in the sky and have been peering into the depths of space for nearly a quarter of a century. The sights they have seen with our eyes is nothing short of spectacular.

These instruments of learning that are perched at the very edge of space with a view unlike any here on Earth are helping us to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos and reminding us just how much there is left to discover, how very little we know.

YouTube channel SpaceRip have scoured the archives of video captured by these high tech telescopes and produced the stunning short film ‘The Age of Hubble 4k Rough Cut’. In one short video SpaceRip have captured the heart of the original 1980’s ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’ series by Carl Sagan. Relieving for just a moment the disappointment that was the remake of Cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth McFarlaine, a show that had less wonder and amazement than a conference on accounting principles.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a short journey into the wonders of space, a video that reminds us just how small the world we live in is and how many mysteries are left to discover. Sit back relax and get the popcorn ready for this interstellar journey.

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World’s Largest Terrestrial Radio Telescope, ALMA Opens It’s Eyes…

The human senses are a marvel of natural design but they are limited by their physical qualities. Perfectly adapted to life on the surface of the planet Earth, not so great if you want to listen to faint stars on the other side of the universe.

Luckily enough one of humanities greatest survival techniques is making use of other sensory systems. Whether it be listening for the bark of a guard dog to pointing the largest telescope in the world at just the right bit of the sky humanity has always made use of tools to extend our senses.

The latest addition to our extra sensory abilities is the Worlds Largest Millimeter / Sub-Millimeter Radio Telescope in Chile, The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub millimeter Array – ALMA – sits upon the high planes of the Chajnantor plateau in northern Chile. At an altitude of 5000 meters.in the middle of an isolated plateau the ALMA telescope has one of the clearest sky to look through. The array itself consists of 66 individual radio telescopes networked together, with their combined power being pointed at a single point they are able to produce the highest resolution images possible of the furthest reaches of our universe. Helping us look at the coldest darkest parts of the Universe with new clarity. ALMA joins other great names such as Hubble and SDO in our list of most valuable scientific instruments, or was that most popular scientific instruments.

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