I can’t wait to watch this IMAX movie! This is not Sci-Fi. This documentary is the real deal. It’s a real story about real brave astronauts who go on a real mission and it also shows us real mind blowing images made for us to gawk at in utter amazement. All brought to you in full 3D glory.Here’s the synopsis, and release date info quoted from the amazing website devoted to this movie:Through the power of IMAX 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The film reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers.Hubble 3D will blast off exclusively to IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres on March 19th, 2010.The official movie trailer. If you are interested in the people who work on the Hubble project, then this blog titled Speaking of Hubble is the perfect way to read up about how the project effects their thoughts and how it impacts their daily lives. This is an entry from that blog.February 19, 2010 by Mario LivioAlmost every weekend I try to go to a few bookstores, to see if there is anything new that I might find interesting. (My wife is not that happy with this habit, since I often end up buying a few books.)Last weekend, a book in the photography section caught my eye. It was entitled: "Wonders of the World: 50 Must-See Natural and Man-Made Marvels," and it was published by Life books. I flipped through a gorgeous section entitled "Wonders of Today," until I reached pages 76-77, and there it was: The Hubble Telescope!The description included one photograph of the 1997 servicing mission, and four Hubble astronomical images. Unlike the wonders of the ancient world, no one except the astronauts on servicing missions can actually visit the Hubble Telescope. But the short accompanying article noted that Hubble "has been sending back data that has thrilled scientists and pictures that have fascinated all of us."Just as I was contemplating what an honor this was, to be working on a project included in the exclusive list of the 50 Wonders of the World, I discovered that the two "endpapers" – the pages just inside the front and back covers – were images of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.To give you a sliver of an idea of what the Hubble has brought to us so far, here’s some eye candy brought to you by HubbleSite.org.
Source: Hubblesite.orgA Perfect Storm of Turbulent Gases in the Omega/Swan Nebula (M17)
Source: Hubblesite.orgSupernova 1994D in Galaxy NGC 4526.
Source: Hubblesite.orgA Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula. The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant, all that remains of a tremendous stellar explosion. Observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054.
Source: Hubblesite.orgWFPC2 Image of Eta Carinae
Source: Hubblesite.orgYoung Stars Sculpt Gas with Powerful Outflows in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The intense outpouring of radiation from the central star cluster NGC 346 is sculpting the gas and dust in this region of space, located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Source: Hubblesite.orgThe Tadpole Galaxy: Distorted Victim of Cosmic Collision. The small, blue galaxy visible in the upper left corner of the Tadpole ripped through the larger spiral galaxy, distorting it and pulling out a long tail of stars, gas and dust. Young blue star clusters, spawned by the collision, are evident in the tail and spiral arms.Are you excited yet? I am.