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those are nice pictures, kinda makes you wonder what all is out there.  :alien::shocked: i mean, if we haven't even explored our oceans, and then all this stuff out in space. makes you think.  :?

edit///wow i should have read mudmanc4's reply, its almost the same to what i wrote  [not-fair] LOL he beat me to the reply. :lol:

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I didn't know how to put these between the pictures.

      Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs

>          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.

>          In third place is Nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo because it

>looks like a face surrounded by a furry hood.  The hood is, in fact, a ring

>of comet-shaped objects flying away from a dying star.  Eskimo is 5,000

>light years from Earth.

>          At four is the Cat's Eye Nebula, which looks like the eye of

>disembodied sorcerer Sauron from Lord of the Rings.

>          The Hourglass Nebula, 8,000 light years away, has a

>pinched-in-the-middle look because the winds that shape it are weaker at

>the centre.

>          In sixth place is the Cone Nebula.  The part pictured here is

>2.5 light years in length (the equivalent of 23 million return trips to the

>Moon).

>          The Perfect Storm, a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500

>light years away, described as 'a bubbly ocean of hydrogen and small

>amounts of oxygen, sulphur and other elements'.

>          Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the

>Van Gogh painting.  It is a halo of light around a star in the Milky Way.

>          The glowering eyes from 114 million light years away are the

>swirling cores of two merging galaxies called NGC 2207 and IC 2163 in the

>distant Canis Major constellation.

>          The Trifid Nebula.  A 'stellar nursery', 9,000 light years from

>here, it is where new stars are being born.

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