First Image from James Webb Space Telescope Released Today

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My brain can barely comprehend what we're seeing. The scale of what we're seeing so far into the past is just incredible.
 

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My brain can barely comprehend what we're seeing. The scale of what we're seeing so far into the past is just incredible.
It's really amazing.

I need to build some new acoustic panels for my home theater. I had been planning to do them as movie posters but I'm toying now with taking one of these huge images from Webb and printing it for the front wall. Do a multi-part one where the panels lined up makes the full image.
 

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It's really amazing.

I need to build some new acoustic panels for my home theater. I had been planning to do them as movie posters but I'm toying now with taking one of these huge images from Webb and printing it for the front wall. Do a multi-part one where the panels lined up makes the full image.

Great idea! You need to tell me how to do those. I could use them in my band room and my theater. Do you use the hard Owens Corning type material for the insides?
 

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Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994
 

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Great idea! You need to tell me how to do those. I could use them in my band room and my theater. Do you use the hard Owens Corning type material for the insides?
Owens Corning 703 is the gold standard. It can be hard to find though. Rockwool has a similar product and they also have their Safe n' Sound which is sort of a cross between fiberglass insulation and 703. The later is what I've been using since it was easy to source and it works well. Before I just tore everything up to install the projector I had a nice flat response in the room.

Hit me up when you want to do them and I'll get you all of the info.
 

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It's really amazing.

I need to build some new acoustic panels for my home theater. I had been planning to do them as movie posters but I'm toying now with taking one of these huge images from Webb and printing it for the front wall. Do a multi-part one where the panels lined up makes the full image.
do this.
 

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It's really amazing.

I need to build some new acoustic panels for my home theater. I had been planning to do them as movie posters but I'm toying now with taking one of these huge images from Webb and printing it for the front wall. Do a multi-part one where the panels lined up makes the full image.

I was thinking of doing a Rick & Morty theme. Some of these pictures could do great. Especially since I was considering doing a star ceiling at one point.
 

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