the images used are from the hubble telescope. it just proves how beautiful our world is. i took astronomy last semester (8 hours, lab & lecture, every monday) & it was one of the most interesting courses i have ever taken. it's such an interesting subject, i feel so enlightened knowing how the universe works. astronomy has completely raised my conciousness & it also helped cement my atheism, which is a subject that i'll save for later because i can talk about it for hours & also completely offend a lot of people.