Nov. 5, 2021

Hubble Ultra Deep-Field

Maybe you have seen this before but I thought I would post it here- it is the Hubble Ultra Deep-Field. Years ago NASA commanded the Hubble Space Telescope to take a picture of deep-space, as far out as it could go. This picture is what they saw! Each little dot is a galaxy. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is about 100,000 light-years across, meaning it would take 100,000 years to cross it from side to side at the speed of light, the highest possible speed according to the laws of physics. (671,000,000 miles per hour). There are close to 10,000 galaxies in this picture and it only covers an area of the sky the size of a grain of sand held at arms-length, they zoomed in as far as the telescope could go! The sheer size of God's creation is incomprehensible!

Astronomers are saying there are the same number of galaxies in the universe as there are grains of sand on the entire planet earth, each galaxy is somewhere around 100,000 light years across. 660,000 trillion miles across!