We all look forward to the launch of the space telescope James Webb, who is stuck in a never-ending series of delays, thanks to the idiots at Northrop Grumann — but old Hubble still delivers gorgeous views of the heavens. Last the telescope will remind you of how you are insignificant in the Grand picture of life.
The picture you see above is Packed with tiny details, but the size of the objects that create these tiny details, huge. You see thousands of galaxies, many of which give life to new stars. Here the you can find in high resolution.
Latest photo of Hubble
Here is how NASA explains what is on the pictures:
“The astronomers used the ultraviolet vision of the Hubble space telescope to make one of the largest panoramas of fire and fury, in which stars are born in the distant Universe. It includes about 15 000 galaxies, 12,000 of which are forming stars. Ultraviolet vision “Hubble” opens a new window on the evolving Universe, tracking the birth of stars over the last 11 billion years, until the most rapid period of star formation in the cosmos, which happened after 3 billion years after the Big Bang”.
15 000 galaxies. Incredible.
To help you understand the scale of any question, imagine that our Solar system and all planets, moons and random debris between them, held in place by one star. According to astronomers, the milky Way — our own galaxy is 400 billion stars. Multiply that by 15,000 and get a rough idea of how many stars, planets and moons is in this picture. Can add or remove a couple of trillion stars, because not all galaxies are created equal.