Hubble 3D Debuts at IMAX Theaters

Space and wrap around theaters…is there a better combination for a mind blowing experience? Hubble 3D debuts in Imax theaters nationwide today. To celebrate, find the top 10 Hubble images below.

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the finest achievements of technology of mankind. Its significance towards inspiring a generation of astronomy enthusiasts is virtually unparallelled, and it boasts such contributions towards our understanding of the cosmos as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, often referred to as ‘The Most Important Image Ever Taken.’

Hubble 3D is a film is split into 2 parts. The first part is the final repair mission of the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. The second part consists of a virtual flight through the universe. The online reviews so far have been positive, despite many warnings about a narrative that is heavy on clichés.

Julie Washington writes, “The Imax cargo bay camera lets us witness the ingenuity and bravery of the two astronauts who tackle the oversize fix-it job while hanging in space. An ingenious camera attached to the astronauts’ helmets lets us see the world’s highest workshop as the Earth wheels by in the distance. Unfortunately, this is about as fascinating as watching a plumber work under your sink.”

Tom Keogh of the Seattle Times adds, “Hubble 3D” has, by far, the most dazzling footage of human beings trying to make sometimes confounding repairs to the machine with Earth in the background.”

Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times continues, “The Imax format, thankfully, makes it easy to block out all those “billions” — number of stars, number of light years — that Mr. DiCaprio is dutifully intoning and instead turn things over to your eyes, just letting them feast. An interesting fly-through effect gives the illusion of traveling across the universe, going deeper and deeper into space just as Hubble’s gaze has done. And the concluding image of a giant web of light, a sort of compilation of all that Hubble’s eye registers, is something to see.”

Without further adieu, here are some of the finest Hubble images taken by this amazing machine…


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