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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Astronomy Tuesday

Even universes were children once.

This is the latest version of the Hubble Ultra-Deep field, looking at a tiny section of the universe in the constellation Fornax, picked because there weren't many closer stars in that direction to obscure the view. This image contains an estimated 10,000 galaxies, approximately 13.2 billion light years away, so only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

Usually pictures of planets and galaxies inspire a sense of awe. Or wonder. Or curiosity. But these lights, each comprising millions of stars, just make me want to dance along with them. And giggle. And sing.

We are meant to be joyful!

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

1 comment:

Elisa said...

They look like confetti, and are definitely joyful and partying.

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