snowflakes, no two galaxies are alike. 1920's Photographer
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley shared his view
on the subject of photographing snowflakes: "Under
the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles
of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should
not be seen and appreciated by others."
The Hubble Heritage Team shares these sentiments when
bringing images of galaxies and other celestial objects
to the world, although our views are telescopic rather
Ice by Z.
Background snowflake images on this page are
a composite of Wilson Bentley snowflake images from
the 1920's and Hubble images of M74 from 2007.
Keith, Lisa, Zolt,
Bill, Milad, Forrest,
Max, Carol and Howard.
A special thank you to our
ESA Colleagues: Lars, Martin,
Amit, and Davide. More thanks
to the STScI News team: Ray, Greg,
Cheryl, Ann, Frank, Donna, Mario, Ed, &
Mary. Thanks to Online Outreach: Jon, Kelly,
John, and Stratis. Lastly we wish to send our
most sincerest thanks to Matt and our supportive
family at the Space Telescope Science Institute and to
the entire astronomical community and those with whom
we have worked over the past year.