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Slingscode
Rice Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
1576 posts

James Webb Space Telescope

Releasing images right now.
They are making us watch their "show". I just want to see the pictures.

argggggg


Ricardo
Member since Sep 2016
3508 posts

Pessimisstic take incoming:

Before computers I was more ready to believe what I was seeing. Now, I don't really believe anything. I'll look at these pictures, and I'm sure they'll be impressive, but I remain skeptical that anything of value will be derived.


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BeepNode
The City of Central
Member since Feb 2014
7122 posts

It would be helpful to know what size of the visible sky a photo represents. A photo of a buncha galaxies isn't quite as cool as it used to be but if its a bunch of new ones that we couldn't get visuals of before then that's really cool.


DoctorTechnical
LSU Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jul 2009
2680 posts

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This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground


BeepNode
The City of Central
Member since Feb 2014
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This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground



Holy shite.


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Slingscode
Rice Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
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It would be helpful to know what size of the visible sky a photo represents. A photo of a buncha galaxies isn't quite as cool as it used to be but if its a bunch of new ones that we couldn't get visuals of before then that's really cool.


These images couldn't be imaged before as the Hubble "sees" in the visible light range. The J. Webb telescope sees in the infrared sprectra, thereby allowing it to see through the cosmic dust.


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RetiredSaintsLsuFan
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NW Arkansas
Member since Jun 2020
951 posts

What is the purpose for spending this ungodly amount of money for?


TigerFanatic99
Chicago Cubs Fan
South Bend, Indiana
Member since Jan 2007
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What is the purpose for spending this ungodly amount of money for?


The Science! demands sacrifice.


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Korkstand
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What is the purpose for spending this ungodly amount of money for?

It's really a tiny amount of money. It works out to about 0.01% of the US budget on average, or something like $5 per taxpayer per year.

And the purpose is science and exploration, same shite we've been doing for thousands of years.


Locoguan0
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2017
1701 posts

I'm more interested in the close-ups they will manage than I am in the early universe images.


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Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
42805 posts

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It works out to about 0.01% of the US budget on average, or something like $5 per taxpayer per year.


But if I kept that then I could get that cup Starbucks Dave Ramsey tells me not to get!


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coondaddy21
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Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
2966 posts

It’s hard to imagine that we are the only civilized society in the universe. I don’t have any doubt that others exist amongst the vastness of the universe. These pictures are amazing to see.


Korkstand
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2003
26379 posts

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we are ... civilized society
Debatable
This post was edited on 7/17 at 8:35 pm


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Ricardo
Member since Sep 2016
3508 posts

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It’s hard to imagine that we are the only civilized society in the universe. I don’t have any doubt that others exist amongst the vastness of the universe. These pictures are amazing to see.



I don't know. The earth is something like 4.5 billion years old. Humans have existed for a minuscule fraction of the time, and of that - civilization has been around even less. It's entirely possible that civilizations have come and gone many times over and we're all that's left.


Pepperoni
US Space Force Fan
Mar-a-Lago
Member since Aug 2013
2927 posts

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It's entirely possible that civilizations have come and gone many times over and we're all that's left


The cream of the crop, in other words….


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mattz1122
Houston Fan
Member since Oct 2007
48716 posts

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What is the purpose for spending this ungodly amount of money for?



To disprove the existence of are God, destroy Christianity and institute communism amongst the masses.


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The Levee
LSU Fan
Bat Country
Member since Feb 2006
9140 posts

We don’t even know how many civilizations have been on earth.


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