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Taken 1-Sep-08
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Marine Life
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Salt Spring Island, jellyfish
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.01 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken1-Sep-08 11:20
Date modified31-Mar-10 00:13
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length150 mm
Focal length (35mm)225 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/11
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Hubble on the Beach (D300_37366)

Hubble on the Beach (D300_37366)

When I look at this photo, I am reminded of how our understanding the largest structures in the universe is informed by our understanding of the smallest structures. For example, knowing a star means knowing the hydrogen atom. What can we learn about nebulas and galaxies at the far reaches of the cosmos from a jellyfish lying on a Salt Spring Island beach in British Columbia?