Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope

[Originally posted on April 2015]

If you know me well, then you might know that I have an incredible love for the night sky. I love everything to do with space, the stars and the moons, the spiralling galaxies and galactic anomalies that lie out there in vastness of the empty but at the same time lively universe.

These images below celebrate the 25 year anniversary since the first images from the famous Hubble Telescope were taken up there in Earths outer atmosphere. The history behind this telescope is fascinating and at the time of development, many of the technologies that were required for the images you see were not even invented yet. That is why, browsing over the many years from history to present, the anniversary images have become ever clearer with modern calibrations made year to year.

The James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch in early 2021 will be the successor of the almost 20 year old Hubble Telescope. Who knows what lies beyond the lens of our scientific curiosity and knowledge. What I do know is that the future prospects for discoveries beyond our horizons is exciting! And I for one look forward to seeing where it will take us.

For now, we can take a moment to pause and appreciate the beauty of nature. Our individual problems, our struggles, goals and dreams seem so small even though to us, they are so large. We are but a speck of stardust in a universe so vast and incomprehensible, almost.

Pictures

A picture is worth a thousand words

How foolish of one to forget; and over the past few years that is exactly what I have done.

I’d forgotten the power of a picture.

That as much as I try to write and learn to write well, I was always missing something. In today’s information world of limitless data and limited attention, what captures the viewer is no longer attributed to the majority of what is written, but what is now noticed in those first few seconds. First impressions DO matter for the most part and although a good start may be an interesting tag line or a one line joke to begin the article, you can’t grab the attention more than an incredible picture can.

It may seem obvious at first but a friend of mine recently noticed my blog and brought it to my attention; and with that in mind, I hope to find a picture in my archives that represents every single one of my articles, both old and new.

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P.s. I also hope to revive my good old Instagram. Its been over 2 years since my last post, maybe starting October is a good as time as any to start again.

Thanks!