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Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time

The newest images from Hubble help scientists see how galaxies evolve -- comparing present day to 11 billion years ago.
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Displayed in this Hubble tuning fork diagram is a sliver of the universe today. The diagram separates the universe into spiral, elliptical and lenticular galaxies. The ellipticals are illustrated on the left, the spirals are on the right, and the lenticulars are in the middle. "Our local universe displays big, fully formed and intricate galaxy shapes," said ESA. Present-day galaxies vary in form and are classified via a system called the Hubble Sequence, which categorizes galaxies according to their morphology and star-forming activity.

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8/20/2013 | 7:50:23 PM
re: Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time
Those who knock government workers ought to be reminded that a lot of the credit for the ability to capture these kinds of images/ideas goes to scientists and engineers who guess what, are government employees.
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8/20/2013 | 2:26:47 AM
re: Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time
And to think we were going to allow it to die a few years back and drop into the ocean. I am so glad that did not happen.
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