Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Some Basic Questions Of Galactic Astrophysics


Because of its location high above the earth's atmosphere. the Hubble Space Telescope is capable of taking some stunning photographs of planetary bodies in our solar system. Some can look at their most recent pictures of the Martian surface and see the famed canals brought into sharp relief so that we are forced to question whether they are simply chance geological features or something far more meaningful. Whilst some gaze into space and ponder such questions of galactic astrophysics, others lie in bed and take photos of the ceiling light.

8 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

But Alan, does it harbour life?

Chairman Bill said...

PS - I can see the face of Prof. Brian Cox in the image, but I don't like the incidental music.

Valerie said...

I didn't realise you'd seen my picture of the ceiling light...grins.

Alan Burnett said...

CB : Does it harbour life? Yes, a couple of moths and a half-dead fly.
CB : Don't tell the GLW you can see Prof B's face in the image or she will want to cut it out and swoon over it.
Val : Just found yours. Another of those "great mind" moments.

Roy said...

I like, I like! And it does bear a striking resemblance to the surface of Mars.

Michael and Hanne said...

No no no it's a picture of Grandma's ball of wool you were winding for her. You did a very neat job! Well done!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Interesting light fixture..it does look like a planet! :)

Sunny said...

Just think of what you saved in rocket fuel!
Very cool pic by the way :)
☼ Sunny