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Sep242010

Billions of galaxies

One of the most profound human discoveries of recent times is a snapshot of the "edge" of the universe... In the late 1990s, the Hubble telescope took a couple of images looking deep into the dark sky, a picture of the universe when it was only 500 million years old (the full age is around 14 billion years...). The result was simply astounding. If you want to feel very very (very) insignificant, watch this great video (and ignore the corny background music...):

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