Im going to attempt to blow your minds the way that look up at the night sky blows mine
this is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Within the Hubble Ultra Deep Field there are approximately 10,000 discrete objects. The total field of view represents only 1 ten millionth of the
total sky. Most of these objects are very small and likely have masses in the range of 105 to 107 solar masses. Note the mass of the Milky Way galaxy
is 1012 solar masses.
I for one think this is one of the best photographs of the Universe to ever come around, believed to hold over 10,000 Galaxies alone in the image,
imagine that each of those 10,000+ galaxies houses about 100,000,000,000 stars and each star being home to a few planets whether they are Gas Giants
or Terrestrials like our own Earth
This is Eta Carinae, a star that is full of mystery. believed to be more then 100x the mass of our own sun and believed that it should be going
supernovae within the next million years or so which i believe is very soon for the age of a star and all
in 2005 Etat Carinae was found to actually be a binary star system
The Andromeda Galaxy "an island universe" this is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own, and many believe that even though it is much greater in size
then our own Milky Way it is a good representation of what our galaxy looks like. like all galaxies Andromeda is believed to house a massive black
hole in its central core.
astrophysicist speculate that Andromeda and our own Milky Way will collide in 4.5 billion years or so. sadly none of us will be around to see it in
the night sky then which i believe will be magnificant
this is a picture of a 5,000 light year long jet that is being emitted from the center of galaxy M87. this jet is believed to be cause by a black
hole. even though black holes have not been proven yet there is just to much evidence that they do exist. black holes might be one of the most
powerful places in the universe where once something is trapped in the massive gravity field around it there is no escaping.
with this is believe that we as a race have found out a lot about the universe around us, but there is still so much out there that will mystify us
for eons to come. so i ask you ATS community take some time out of your day if you can and just look up at the night sky and just gaze at the wonders
that have been found and imagine the wonders that will forever remain hinden.
just think that in a galaxy light years away there could possibly be a being doing the exact same as you are
to qoute Carl Sagan
"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it,
everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of
confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations,
every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of
morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote
of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.