We Are Small

Phenominal video from the Hubble people. Remember that deep field image of all those galaxies from about ten years ago? Well they made an eve deeper-field image and then animated it to give some perspective:

Hell Yeah, Hubble! : Starts With A Bang.

Even this is deceptive, since it looks like Star Trek, but to travel through the image would require an unthinkable speed. Light speed does not cut it: if you move at Warp 14 (fourteen times the speed of light, the fastest ships in Star Trek move, cuz I’m a geek), it would take you 71,000+ years to travel the one million light years that the nearest galaxy in these images.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.