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 Hubble Photographs Cosmic Fountain

[b]Hubble Photographs Cosmic Fountain[/b] – Tue Apr 21, 9:48 am ET

To commemorate almost two decades of photographing the wonders of the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a peculiar group of interacting galaxies that contains a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas and dust that stretches over 100,000 light years.

Over the past 19 years, Hubble has taken many images of galactic collisions and close encounters.

The new image of a trio of galaxies, called Arp 194, looks as if of the galaxies has sprung a leak. The bright blue streamer seen in the image is really a stretched spiral arm full of newborn blue stars. This stellar activity typically happens when two galaxies interact and gravitationally tug at each other.

Hubble's resolution shows clearly that the stream of material lies in front of the southern component of Arp 194, as shown by the dust that is silhouetted around the star cluster complexes.

Resembling a pair of owl's eyes, the two nuclei of the colliding galaxies can be seen in the process of merging at the upper left of the image. The bizarre blue bridge of material extending out from the northern component looks as if it connects to a third galaxy but in reality this galaxy is in the background and not connected at all.

The details of the interactions among the multiple galaxies that make up Arp 194 are complex. The system was most likely disrupted by a previous collision or close encounter. The shapes of all the galaxies involved have been distorted by their gravitational interactions with one another.

Arp 194, located in the constellation of Cepheus, resides approximately 600 million light-years away from Earth. Arp 194 is one of thousands of interacting and merging galaxies known in our nearby Universe.

The new picture was issued to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint NASA/ESA venture, aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The last planned servicing of the telescope is scheduled for May. Hubble has made more than 880,000 observations and snapped over 570,000 images of 29,000 celestial objects over the past 19 years.

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 2009/4/21 14:44Profile

 Re: Hubble Photographs Cosmic Fountain

Hi HeartSong. Sis, I've hesitated to post this because it was a composite of two emails that I sent the 19th & 20th this month. First to just one Sister-Friend and then to almost everyone on my mailing list - 'unsaved family' as well, because the Scriptures got me so Happy. Phew! Please pray for them.

I kept getting this tap on the shoulder - so to speak - to tell you this and post it here, though I felt rather shy to, but the tapping wouldn't stop - so here's the email that I added the code to, to [i]try[/i] to make it look as it did, somewhat. When I told a brother about your post, I said - it must be that HE wants us to "Look Up!"



[b]Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the Glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork. [/b]

[url=]Hubble Photos[/url]


[url=]more Hubble Photos[/url]

I got to thinking this morning - these are just like the pictures you can take around your own street ...
What man CAN'T see. The Astronomers at least DO admit that they don't know WHERE the universe ENDS.


And yet they think they are running things just because they can kill SOME of HIS Creation and control SOME of it ....


[i]Yet HE's mindful of every human, ant, blade of grass, every tiny sea life, the center of the earth, every thought of every human at the same time - PLUS, Plus, plus !!! [/b]

Hebrews 1:1-3 GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by The Son, whom He hath appointed Heir of ALL things,[u] by whom also He made the worlds[/u]; Who being the Brightness of His Glory, and [u]the Express Image[/u] of His Person, [u]and upholding ALL things by the 'Word' of His Power[/u], when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right Hand of the Majesty On High

Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, LORD, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands

Colosians 1:15-17 Who is the Image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn of every creature: [u]for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. [/u]

Psalms 102:25-27 Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of Thy hands. They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed: But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.

[u]Isaiah 40 - the whole chapter is Wonderful. [/u]

Isaiah 40:10-15 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him: behold, [u]His reward is with Him[/u], and His work before Him. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being His counsellor hath taught Him? With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of judgment, and taught Him knowledge, and shewed to Him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

Isaiah 44:24,25 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I Am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself; that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish

John 1:1-3,10,14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Psalms 33:6-9 By the Word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: He layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ

Psalms 148:1-5 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts. Praise ye Him, sun and moon: praise Him, all ye stars of light. Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the Name of the LORD: for He commanded, and they were created.

Romans 11:36 For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be Glory Forever. Amen.

Jeremiah 10:10-13 But the LORD is the True God, He is the living God, and an Everlasting King: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by His discretion. When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures.

1Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but One God, The Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him.

Again :) ~ Romans 11:36 For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be Glory Forever. Amen !!!

Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made All things for Himself

Revelation 4:11 Thou art Worthy, O Lord, to receive Glory and Honour and Power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. [/i]

[b]THE CREATOR[/b] of EVERYTHING is [b]our [u]GOD. Amazing !!![/b][/u]
Nothing else matters.
Nothing at all.
HE's the Center of All things.

HE gave this earth to man - and gave man 'freewill' to decide to Love or not to Love Him. He did not create 'robots' that are forced to do anything that any man doesn't want to do. 'Choice' is a gift from a Loving GOD Who desires to be loved by man's own will and not forced - lest it wouldn't [u]Be[/u] LOVE.
Everything that HE created for man was Good.
Everything else is just temporary.

No matter how I feel emotionally - my inner-man [u][b]KNOWS[/b] that [b]HE is CREATOR GOD and Rules beyond just the entire Universe. HE's IMMEASURABLE. [/u][/b]

I may feel depressed - but that doesn't take away from the [b]AWE[/b] that I feel deep-deep inside of [b][u]WHO [/u]HE IS.[/b]

That [b]The Creator GOD [/b]actually came in the flesh to die for us.
To take on our image, to know our sorrows and infirmities and feel them for real, Himself, for us.

I look at those Hubble Telescope photos of Nubula and all those beautiful multi-colored forms up in Space and think, [b]Jesus made those[/b] and HE Knew that one day we'd see these photographs. [b][u]AMAZING ! [/u]

HE[/b] didn't need to make SO many beautiful things out there in Space for us to see and enjoy - nonetheless all that HE made here on this earth for us to enjoy. [b][u]AMAZING ![/u][/b]

Romans 1:19-23 [i]Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. [/i]

I may get depressed but I'm still and always [b]AWED by [u]WHO[/u] HE [u]IS.[/u][/b]

I look at the Empty Cross and know [b]HE[/b] was on there. [b][u]AMAZING ![/b][/u]

The same [b]GOD[/b] Who walked and talked in the Garden with Adam.

The same [b]GOD[/b] Who spoke and did all of those things through-out the whole O.T.. [b]AMEN, and AMEN ![/b]

[u]No one[/u] can take this Scripture verse out of the BIBLE - although so very many have tried - [b]it's REALLY IN THERE ---

1 John 5:7 For there are Three that bear record in Heaven ~ the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost [u]and These Three Are ONE.[/u] [/b]

And we'll [b]see HIM[/b] one day, soon enough for HIM.

HE knows exactly when the very best time is.

Rev 21:1-7[i] And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a Great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,[b] and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh, shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son. [/i]


With His Love,

 2009/4/22 16:41

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Posts: 3165


I look at those Hubble Telescope photos of Nubula and all those beautiful multi-colored forms up in Space and think, Jesus made those and HE Knew that one day we'd see these photographs. AMAZING !

What I find fascinating is the spiritual things that He has hidden in all of His creation. Often I feel as if I am a small child on a never ending journey into all that He is - an endless revelation of splendor and beauty where everything is perfectly orchestrated. The best part is when I get so caught up in Him that I forget about the things that are passing away.

Thank you for what you have posted. Yes, we must continually be looking unto Him, for only He can bring forth that which we have been longing for.

 2009/4/22 17:22Profile


This 'sermon' by Corrie Ten Boom also put things in their proper perspective.

Was a bit disappointed at the laughter at inappropriate times during her message, but knowing her - she forgave them & prayed for them until she went Home. :-)

[url=]Corrie's Super Sermon[/url]

Praise GOD for this "never ending journey" Sis, amen. It [i]is[/i] Amazing.

I love the thought that we all can pray for one another through it all. What strength it gives.
All rooting for the "same Team".

Thank you.

 2009/4/22 21:51

Joined: 2009/2/23
Posts: 1

 Re: The Hubble photos

HE IS IMMEASURABLE - PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!! I look forward to eternity when we can actually explore the beauty of this marvelous creation has given us to share with Him. :-)

 2009/4/22 22:50Profile


AMEN Woodlakelady & Welcome!!!

Invite all of your Friends as well. I do. :-)

This sermon posted above by Corrie Ten Boom is worth me listening to every morning ... Amen to that - it IS her Super-Sermon.

See you in ETERNITY as well,

 2009/4/23 14:38

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