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Old 02-02-06, 12:58 PM
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Hubble Telescope takes picture of the "Eye of God"

Pretty cool image. This nebula is called the "Eye of God".

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Whew! I thought it was going to be his brown-eye.
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Very cool looking. The pic was actually taken a few years ago, and I believe that nebula is over 5 light years across. Quite big...
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Pretty cool image. This nebula is called the "Eye of God".

If this doesn't prove that God is blonde and blue eyed!

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Originally Posted by cpgator
Very cool looking. The pic was actually taken a few years ago, and I believe that nebula is over 5 light years across.
That's why we're just getting it now.
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Old 02-02-06, 01:45 PM
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This looks like something Sybok should investigate immediately. But he might have to steal a ship.
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Look like our member Thor's eye...
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Originally Posted by adamblast
This looks like something Sybok should investigate immediately. But he might have to steal a ship.
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Looks cool, btw whats a nebula?
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Originally Posted by adamblast
This looks like something Sybok should investigate immediately. But he might have to steal a ship.
Crap, I was going to post the same reference.
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Originally Posted by Fok
Looks cool, btw whats a nebula?
Just one of the nebulae
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Originally Posted by adamblast
This looks like something Sybok should investigate immediately. But he might have to steal a ship.

Unreleased picture:

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What does the Eye of God need with a starship?

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What does the Eye of God need with a starship?

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Are we sure this isn't one of those faked images?
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I will say this, it looks more like an eye than the eye in Lord of the Rings. That looked more like a.... You know.
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I thought those hubble images didnt take color and all the color was added in by computer later on? I'm a way off?
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Originally Posted by BigPete
Are we sure this isn't one of those faked images?
Nope . . . it's more-or-less legit . . .

http://www.snopes.com/photos/space/eyeofgod.asp
This is a real photograph of the Helix Nebula, although it's technically not a single photograph but rather a composite image formed from several photographs taken by NASA's orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and a land-based telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. This image was NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" for 10 May 2003.

The tinting of the image is artificial; the Helix Nebula does not naturally appear with the colors shown above. The picture's "Eye of God" appellation is a title coined by an admirer of the photo due to the nebula's resemblance to a human eye, not something designated by NASA.
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