Thursday, August 13, 2009

Off topic: The Amazing Hubble in 3-D

Here’s an excellent high definition video on the Hubble Ultra Deep Field images, with a 3D simulation that flies you through Hubble’s most awe-inspiring photographs.

The Deep Field images were created by pointing the Hubble Space Telescope for several days at a tiny patch of apparently empty sky — “empty” sky that turned out to be full of thousands and thousands of galaxies, each one containing hundreds of billions of stars. The light collected by the Hubble traveled for 13 billion years to reach the telescope’s CCD. It’s a snapshot of the universe when it was only 500 million years old.


4 Opinion(s):

Doberman said...

It shows how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things.

ZeroTolerance said...

"THE BIG BANG" Watch this amazing video clip (Url below)
It takes you on an image-rich journey through the Cosmos, allowing you to peer into God’s universe to discover the amazing magnitude of His greatness. Looking out into the far reaches of the Universe, we find a seemingly infinite expanse of mystery and wonder, intricately fashioned by a God of unfathomable size and power. check it out, it’s AWEsome
URL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewKtSKbWZUI&feature=PlayList&p=F6D1E19162EE9028&index=0&playnext=1

Exzanian said...

It certainly does. At the same time, it elevates our awe and wonder at it all. The majesty and sheer size of the universe fills me with speechless wonder. Consider 100 billion stars in the average galxy, multiplied by 100 billion galaxies! And cosmologists are on the cusp of discovering that this universe, our universe, which stretches 15 billion light years, not from point to point, but in a curved spacetime dimension, may be only one in a countless number of other "bubble" universes (they've had to invent a new word, the Multiverse) That's the Copernican revolution for you!

Anonymous said...

INDESCRIBABLE, another one...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmTxZAl7ceU