Hubble Ultra-Deep Field

Wow. Just… Wow. Whenever you are feeling full of yourself, your, supreme importance in the grand scheme of things, I encourage you to look at this.

Holy crap, you feel important yet?

Yeah, I know. Holy crap. Anyway, NASA just did a 3-D analysis of this, and released this amazing, humbling video that also does a great job of explaining the significance and importance of that collection of pixels more eloquently than I ever could. However.. just think. The milky way dominates our entire sky, from horizon to horizon. In its entirety, over 100 Billion stars, each of comparable size to our sun. In itself, the sun pours billions of joules of energy out into the cosmos, converting tons of mass into pure energy each second. And only a tiny, tiny (tiny) fraction of that available energy hits our Eden, and in doing so, sustains all that was, is and ever shall be on this pale blue dot. From the perspective of ANY ONE of the 10000 or so specks of light in that photo there, in an empty spot of our sky, the entire, unimaginably huge vastness of our home galaxy would appear as but one speck. And in some of those specks, I am virtually certain that, in some form, there is something looking back and contemplating its own cosmically insignificant place in these cosmos.

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~ by Andrew on September 29, 2009.

4 Responses to “Hubble Ultra-Deep Field”

  1. […] at a relatively empty region of space for over 96 hours (you know, just because), and came up WITH THIS . If ever you feel confident of your superior place in the cosmos, you gotta consider that the […]

  2. […] at a relatively empty region of space for over 96 hours (you know, just because), and came up WITH THIS . If ever you feel confident of your superior place in the cosmos, you gotta consider that the […]

  3. […] Hubble Ultra-Deep Field September 2009 2 comments 5 […]

  4. actually whats so significant about this photo is those galaxies are roughly 13 billion light years away. the galaxies we see in this photo are from the early universe. no one is probably looking back at us. its amazing though that were looking back in time.

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