Thursday, May 14, 2009


Nebula NGC 2818 in Pyxis (Planetary nebula designated NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis. Click on image to enlarge.)

I'm adding another weekly event to my blog. Every Thursday, I'll post a very large photograph of some corner of space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and available online from the picture album at HubbleSite. Because we can always use a reminder about how much bigger and more beautiful the universe is.

O WORLD, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour!
~~from "God's World" by Edna St. Vincent Millay


kat said...

Astronomers all over the country can reserve Hubble time. It's really neat, actually, because even grad students can arrange for a time to point the Hubble at whatever it is they're studying.

A friend of mine did a PhD and is now working on a post-doc in astrophysics, and has gotten to point Hubble at various things.

I really like that it's not reserved for NASA big-wigs, and that even students have access

Blue said...

looking forward to it, weekly!