Global Awareness — 08 October 2013

In 1996, directing the Hubble space telescope to a point in the sky that seemed utterly empty, close to the Big Dipper, resulted in the discovery of the light of over 3000 galaxies, each one containing hundreds of billions of stars.

In 2004 another attempt was made, this time pointing the telescope to a seemingly void space near the constellation Orion, and over 10,000 galaxies appeared that became known as the Ultra Deep Field. These are the most profound images so far in human history, the farthest we have every seen into the universe. We presently know that there are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe – impossible for the mind to fathom. But then, maybe even already tomorrow, we will find out even more astonishing news!

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Credit to Amrita and Madhuri

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