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Byline: By Emily Miller

Images from Hubble telescope go on show

These stunning images of the galaxy from the Hubble space telescope have landed on Tyneside.

The Biscuit Factory art gallery in Newcastle is going cosmic this summer with an exhibition of photographs taken by the NASA-built Hubble.

The Russian spacecraft has hi-tech cameras which have captured dazzling scenes of far-flung stars and planets.

Popular shots include images of a whirlpool galaxy and ring nebula, a blue mass of gas surrounded by striking yellow and orange.

Andy Balman, gallery director, said: "Although the Hubble pictures were taken by scientists, they are now works of art."

Art buyers on any budget can pick something up, with prices ranging from 50p for postcards to full prints at pounds 1,250.

For something closer to home, there are photographs of Earth taken by Yuri Usachev, commander on the Mir International Space Station.

Andy said: "You can spot Cornwall and the English Channel, as well as the Grand Canyon.

Entry is free, and other current exhibitions include paintings of poppies by local artist Royden Astrop.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 7, 2004
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