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Hubble Approaches the Final Frontier: The Dawn of Galaxies

09/23/2004 12:00AM

Hubble Approaches the Final Frontier: The Dawn of Galaxies

Detailed analyses of mankind's deepest optical view of the universe, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), by several expert teams have at last identified what may turn out to be some of the earliest star-forming galaxies...


<b>Hubble Space Telescope discoveries are continuing to amaze. </b>For understanding the Cosmos, HST has been the most successful effort ever put forth and worth every tax dollar. One can only quess what a larger instrument will reveal.
  • schnitz [Russ Schnitzer]
  • 09/24/2004 03:16PM
Your statement that, "..... these massaged figures are published in articles in astrophysical journals which are then long forgotten" needs further analysis. It appears you are not critical of just the HST, but astrophysical/scientific research in general. <br><br>At one time, Newton's published works resided in scientific journals. His published works may be long forgotten, but his mathematical and scientific ideas are now widely understood and taught in High School Science. <br><br>Astronomy is a science that tries to answer very fundamental questions about the nature of the world/universe. It provides "enlightenment" at a very fundamental level. If all that interests you are "tangible" ideas that will improve your life, then I suggest you take up knitting.<br><br>Russ Schnitzer

Stewart, <br><br>This has to be one of the most ridiculous statements I have read in a long time. If you truly believe your own statement how can you be in this hobby at all since we technically can't prove many of the theories or ideas that are gleened from astronomical research/data every single day? Perhaps you'd rather still believe the world is flat?<br><br>Paul Atkinson

  • dakatl [Dana Kopec]
  • 09/24/2004 07:10PM
<i>"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."</i> <br>Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992) <br>