Never-before-seen gems from far, far away
Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped more than a million photographs, a wealth of image data that's rarely been seen by anyone but scientists. But earlier this year, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) opened up its vast photo vault to the public, asking amateur astronomers to find gems buried in Hubble's catalogue.
After nearly 3,000 submissions, the ESO whittled down the entrants into 10 top finishers, ordering their photos from best to worst. What secret gems were hiding in Hubble's treasure chest? Click through to find out.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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