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astronomers pointed Hubble at a tiny, relatively empty part of our sky (only a few stars from the Milky Way visible), and created an exposure nearly 12 days long over a four-month period. The result is this amazing image, looking back through time at thousands of galaxies that range from 1 to 13 billion light-years away from Earth. Some 10,000 galaxies were observed in this tiny patch of sky (a tenth the size of the full moon) – each galaxy a home to billions of stars
“Mind-boggling” doesn’t quite begin to describe it. To me it seems obvious that there HAS to be someone in the gazillion planets above. Of course, we may never meet them.
On a different note, I was happy not to see the iPhone pictured as representative of the decade, at least until I saw that Paris Hilton was there.
I took the video above in Helsinki last Friday, during the Night of the Arts (Taiteiden yö). This is part of the Helsinki “festival weeks”, where a number of free events are arranged by Helsinki’s notable institutions. Quoting from the website:
On this year’s Night of the Arts, the French street theatre company Plasticiens Volants will transform Helsinki’s city centre sky into an enormous ocean aquarium. Giant floating sea creatures will swim from Esplanadi to the Senate Square, telling their aquatic tale along the way.
I normally don’t talk about Nokia here because of the conflict of interest, but this time I must say that I was really impressed by the video and audio quality of my phone’s camera. I think the video above speaks for itself.
Check some photos as well (these taken with the Canon D20)
Thanks to the wonderful Flicrk Photo Album plugin for WordPress, I can show my photos in the website with no extra work. I’m in the process of uploading the old albums, starting with some photos taken in Capraia last summer.
Although this is the high season for the sailors of the Baltic sea, yesterday the number of boats seen floating around the old harbour was unusually high. The reason was the arrival of the Götheborg, a mid-18th century Swedish ship that had sailed the trade routes to Asia, sunk in front of its home harbour of Göteborg and was very recently rebuilt. I took these two photos from the balcony as the ship was approaching Suomenlinna.
It’s been more than a month since we returned from our two weeks holiday in Mauritius, and I finally found the time to go through the 3 Gb of photos we took back with us.
The full set is here.
I have uploaded photos taken in my (work) trip to Hyderabad a few weeks ago. It was an interesting journey in many ways, and the weather was marvelous (+30C and sunny all the time). Unfortunately due to some protests against the recent “Danish cartoons” episode we couldn’t visit the old town, which would have been interesting, so I took most of the pictures during a visit to the Ramoji Film City, a film studio/entertainment park located some 20Km from the city.