Stephen Hawking shares beautiful photos taken with his fancy new telescope

He can just see space from his home. No big deal.

 

Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Published Feb 22, 2015   Updated Jun 25, 2020, 11:49 am CDT

What happens when physicist Stephen Hawking gets a brand new telescope? The rest of the world gets to enjoy the fantastic images of space he captures with it!

Hawking recently became the owner of a new 11-inch Celestron telescope. Its mirror allows him to capture stunning photos right from his home, the first of which he shared on Facebook this week.

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Hawking took images of the moon, the Orion Nebula, two galaxies in Ursa Major, and himself. You can see some of the images below and find more on his Facebook page

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H/T io9 | Photo via Stephen Hawking/Facebook

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*First Published: Feb 22, 2015, 12:41 pm CST

Lisa Granshaw

Lisa Granshaw reports on pop culture and geek fashion and is the founder of GeekFold. You can find her work on Syfy, Boing Boing, and Geek and Sundry.

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