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Picturing the Cosmos — University of Minnesota Press
"Picturing the Cosmos examines the Hubble’s deep space images, highlighting the resemblance they bear to nineteenth-century paintings and photographs of the American West and their invocation of the visual language of the sublime. Strikingly illustrated, this book reveals the scientific, aesthetic, and cultural significance of the Hubble pictures, offering an understanding of how they shape our ideas about the cosmos. "
book  publisher  astronomy  hubble  images  imagery  sublime  nature 
april 2015 by tsuomela
Best-yet Value for Universe's Expansion - News Blog - SkyandTelescope.com
"Having measured both recession speed and distance with good accuracy, Riess and his team came up with a figure for the expansion rate of the universe with an uncertainty of only 3.3%. (Their value is 73.8 ± 2.2 km per second per megaparsec.) By reducing the margin of error by 30% over the Hubble Space Telescope’s previous best measurement in 2009, his study made it clear that the void theory of accelerating expansion, already unlikely, is now virtually a statistical impossibility: the expansion rate calculated in this study is significantly larger than those that would be observed in the most plausible "void" scenarios, and the margin of error is too small to allow for any wiggle room.
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physics  astronomy  astrophysics  universe  expansion  dark-energy  hubble 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Image Archive: Wallpapers
images from the hubble space telescope
wallpaper  art  photos  space  telescope  hubble 
april 2007 by tsuomela

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