Monday 21 December 2009

Hubble Ultra Deep Field: the mystery of space in 3D

And now for something a million billion miles from the travails of our tiny blue planet. Smaller than ants in the great scheme of things, it's estimated it would take only ten thousand years for nature to obliterate every sign of human existence. We'll be blown away like dust and no-one would know we were ever here.

So here is "an animation that was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image": the furthest we've ever seen into deep space. A bit of perspective to meditate on over the holiday season.

Or, to put it another way ...

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Launch — WISE

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