Saturday, October 25, 2008

OMG


NGC 602 is just too plain a name for this spectacular star formation happening in the Small Magellanic Cloud ~ Notice all the background galaxies hundreds of millions of light years or more beyond NGC 602. Please, guys, don't let Hubble die!

Have you ever seen ANYTHING more MAGNIFICENT??? Click it!

(Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team)

3 comments:

Jo said...

A beautiful sight Joyce! Cool to be able to catch a glimpse of the universe as a star is born!

Michelle said...

This is magnificent, Joyce.

poetwithadayjob said...

OH wow. This is just what I needed: a reminder of how small I am. I (we!) could be in that little galaxy there on the left bottomish of the photo. Heck, what if someone from that galaxy is looking at a picture of our galaxy!?!?!?! My brother's bull-headedness seems so inconsequential now.