NewScientist had an article a little while ago on the advancement of digital imagry in space. It’s amazing! I had no idea that we were that far along back in 1974. Even though first digital camera I had (newer by 26 years) beats the socks off the first space image, it’s still impressive considering it was taken from a spaceship and transmitted back to earth in 1974.
What’s even more impressive, is how far we’ve come since then. The Hubble Deep Space image is a long exposure of only a tiny little section of space that reveals just how small we really are in relation to what’s out there. The image shows thousands of other galaxies, some which appear to be much larger than our own Milky Way.
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I can’t wait to see what another 30 years will bring.