Tuesday, August 25

Shock & Awe | The Enormity of Space

Make sure you click on the image so you can see it in a larger size.

What you're looking at is "the most detailed survey" of "nearby" (2 light years, or about 11.8 trillion miles) space ever, developed at Swinburne University of Technology, in Australia. The image shows approximately 110,000 tiny points of light. Now if you are like me you are thinking that those are stars, but we couldn't be anymore wrong!

Each one of those dots of light . . .is a GALAXY!!!

Let me continue to blow your mind and cause you to really feel the enormity of the universe. An average sized galaxy contains about 100 Billion stars. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, contains about 200 Billion. So with that in consideration, we can deduce that this photo shows us the light exuded from something like, 11,000,000,000,000,000 (11 Quadrillion) stars!!!

Suddenly all your petty problems seem a little less important, and our presence in the universe a whole lot smaller! (via)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This info blows my mind!