Sunday, November 9, 2008

aesthetics & astronomy

you can help out with a ~15 minute survey and see some interesting astronomy images at

this is an image they share of the whirlpool galaxy (M51), as seen thru the lenses of many different space telescopes. looks like they've combined images from most of NASA's great obseratories: x-ray from chandra, infrared from spitzer, optical from hubble, and maybe ultraviolet from GALEX (but i'm not sure about the UV).


Frances said...


Cool survey. I like your blog. Occasionaly I post astronomy related information, with my own twisted commentary on my blog. BTW, where was the picture of you and the comet taken? It almost looks like dawn from Mauna Kea.


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