Hubble Tuesdays

Hubble Tuesdays: True Beginnings

Over the years, various theories of the creation of the universe have attacked Judeo/Christian theories of origins. The first generally supported theory was Fred Hoyle’s steady state model, which argued against a beginning point. It said that the universe had been relatively the same throughout its existence. This argued against creation at a point in…

Hubble Tuesdays: Multiple Viewpoints

Today’s image is a composite of three views of galaxy cluster MS0735.6+7421, which is located in the constellation Camelopardus, approximately 2.6 billion light-years from earth: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in Feb. 2006, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in Nov. 2003, and NRAO’s Very Large Array in Oct. 2004. (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, New Mexico). In…

Hubble Tuesdays: They’re Everywhere

Various things can cause a person to see double and certain conditions can cause that number to increase. I have an old friend who always see everything double, but over the years has learned to live with the problem. Visually those are just duplicates, not different versions of the original. Hubble astronomers have a slightly…

Hubble Tuesdays: New Repair Mission Approved

NASA announced today that it has approved a final servicing mission to the famous Hubble orbital astronomy instrument platform. The Hubble “Telescope” is really a platform of separate astronomical instruments, which include: ACS – Advanced Camera for Surveys – The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) is a third-generation imaging camera. This camera performs surveys or…

Hubble Tuesdays: Echoes

Echoes occur when a source is reflected by another object. The most common experience with echoes occurs when sound bounces off the walls of a large space such as a canyon or even the interior of a large building like a cathedral. Echoes are secondary, slightly altered versions of the original. The reflecting object “colors”…

Hubble Tuesdays: Two Become One

In Genesis, God tells us that in marriage, man and woman are destined to leave their past behind (represented by their parents) and become one flesh. Looking back on my own married life, now approaching thirty years, I realize that while I accepted that on an intellectual level, I have resisted its fundamental reality. In…

Hubble Tuesdays: Burning Stubble

In 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 Paul talks about building on the sure foundation of Christ with that which endures, not wood, hay or stubble that will burn up when tested by the fire of God. In astronomy there are bodies called nebulae (interstellar clouds of dust, gas and plasma). These clouds sometimes become star nurseries, because…

Hubble Tuesdays: Demise in Fire and Ice

I was searching through a storage drive for a lost photo and I found this Hubble picture that I never included in my earlier series “Hubble Tuesdays”. It is so beautiful, I just had to post it, even though the series ended over a year ago. Biblical theology talks about the demise of the current…