Thursday, February 7, 2008
The Hubble telescope took this composite image from data accumulated over a four-month period. The light emitted by the stars of these galaxies took 13 billion years to reach Earth. Strange to fathom, isn't it? There are ten thousand galaxies in that image alone - a grain of sand on a million beaches compared to what's out there.
It kinda humbles you, just a tad now, doesn't it? From the deeply religious to vehement atheists: I hope all are humbled equally. More importantly, that it quells any dogmatic rhetoric and behaviour. As I stare at the above image, I am reminded that there is very little that separates all humans.