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#1 Crisp

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 14:35

Hubble picks up a space penguin – big picture

The Hubble Space Telescope has been watching a pair of galaxies tear each other apart and – quite coincidentally – one resembles a penguin and the other its egg. The 'egg' is more correctly known as NGC 2937, and the 'penguin', which was once a spiral galaxy, NGC 2936. The galaxies are 326m light years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

 

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The Nasa/Esa Hubble Heritage Team produced this vivid image of a pair of interacting galaxies known as Arp 142 that bears a striking resemblance to a penguin guarding its egg. Photograph: Hubble Space Telescope Heritage Team/Nasa, Esa

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 14:45

I should have scrolled down earlier, I couldn't work out how those 2 stars made a penguin :rofl: I see a penguin or a hummingbird.



#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 14:49

its eye can see into your soul.. actually its a very good photograph



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 00:34

Yet they can't take a decent Moon picture ...



#5 LaP

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:00

Yet they can't take a decent Moon picture ...

 

The moon doesn't exist. It's a lie.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 00:15

^  It exists -- as an Alien base :alien:





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