Picture of the Day - September 12, 2009
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Today's picture features a striking image of
Stephan's Quintet, the very first "Compact Galaxy Group" ever
discovered. The amazing
Telescope recently received
some updates, and this is one of the first images it beamed back to
earth after they were installed.
Of all the expenditures NASA has made over the decades, the ones
used to develop, place into orbit and update the Hubble have been
arguably the most beneficial in terms of ROI. This orbiting robotic
explorer just keeps on sending us one super-sharp image after
another and allowing us to see deeper into space than ever before.
What a truly amazing instrument!
Name: Darryl Newsome
Town: Rocky Mount, NC
I'm constantly amazed at the images produced by the Hubble, and they
just keep getting better and better with each upgrade. Keep up the
good work at keeping us all up to date on the latest mind-blowing
photos from NASA Rick!
Name: Arnold LaPierre
Town: Chicago, IL
Other worlds so far away, yet within our grasp thanks to the Hubble
telescope. What a magnificent piece of hardware and software!!!
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