Picks of the week: Hubble, GigaPan and The Hungersite

deep space

Here are the interesting links I harvested this week:
  • Boston.com shows some of the amazing pictures from the Hubble telescope. Like the one above: the Hubble Ultra Deep Field: 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. They found thousands of galaxies ranging from 1 to 13 billion light-years away from Earth. Each galaxy is a home to billions of stars.

  • The Enough Project is helping to build a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity.

  • AndFunForAll features many bitter-sweet random pictures collected from here, there and everywhere.

  • The HungerSite allows you to "donate with a click" for their causes: hunger, breast cancer, children's health, the rainforest, literacy and animal shelters.

  • And last but not least: Gigapan is a project supported by a team at Carnegie Mellon University, promoting a camera robot. The unit, which can be used with almost any digital camera, costs just under $300, but the “stitching” software that creates the signature zoom & pan panoramas, is free. The result are megapictures where you can zoom up to incredible details. Have a look and get hooked. (discovered via Janet from TrackerNews)
More Picks of the Week on The Road.

Picture courtesy Boston.com


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