1996 and 2004 were
the years that the Hubble Space Telescope was
able to take pictures of thousands upon
thousands of visible galaxies, with hundreds of
billions of stars within each galaxy.
scientists estimate our universe to be comprised
of at least one hundred billion galaxies, with
hundreds of billions of stars within each one.
that there are approximately 1.6 planets
orbiting every star in our galaxy alone. The
pictures in the video come from the Hubble Space
Telescope observing a patch in space that
appeared to have nothing in it.
It is now known as
the Hubble Ultra Deep Field – the deepest view
ever of the Universe, probing what is the far
distant Universe, seeing beyond what any human
eye or one aided by a telescope could ever hope
on this telescope is in very high demand.
While some initially
questioned the decision to point the telescope
towards a visibly empty patch, clearly it was
the right decision.
Produced from this
decision is in my opinion one of the most
profound images captured in all of human