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How big is the universe? How much of it have we actually seen so far? Jehovah knows everyone of them by name?  This is why we need eternity to explore the vast unknown.

 

Pick up a grain of sand. Hold it out at arm's length on a clear night and note how much of the sky it covers.  Not much!

Then train the Hubble telescope on that infinitesimal speck of an area of the sky

and take a 12 day time exposure of only that area of the sky.

Below is an explanation of what was discovered

http://www.flixxy.com/hubble-ultra-deep-field-3d.htm

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2 hours ago, Vinnie said:

How big is the universe? How much of it have we actually seen so far? Jehovah knows everyone of them by name?  This is why we need eternity to explore the vast unknown.

 

Pick up a grain of sand. Hold it out at arm's length on a clear night and note how much of the sky it covers.  Not much!

Then train the Hubble telescope on that infinitesimal speck of an area of the sky

and take a 12 day time exposure of only that area of the sky.

Below is an explanation of what was discovered

http://www.flixxy.com/hubble-ultra-deep-field-3d.htm

 

WOW!!!    When I was a kid there were just the 7? planets and one galaxy? - I am pretty sure that is all there was :)

 

I am awestruck!!! Thanks for sharing!!


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6 hours ago, NW2018 said:

When I was a kid there were just the 7? planets and one galaxy?

I must be right behind you age wise because there were 9 planets and one galaxy when I was growing up. Lol

 

We love watching videos about the universe. Someone stuck one up a while ago that was about 10 minutes long. It was amazing! There I learned that there are more galaxies than ever could be imagined, along with an explanation to a hypothesis about what we know possibly being a mere drop in the bucket compared to what is actually there. 

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I guess some of you are waaaaay older than me (and I am not that young) but, when I was in school there were 9 planets in this solar system and we knew we were part of the Milky Way Galaxy - however, we also knew, as was mentioned in TOS of Star Trek, that Andromeda was the nearest Galaxy to us :shrugs:

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2 hours ago, Qapla said:

I guess some of you are waaaaay older than me (and I am not that young) but, when I was in school there were 9 planets in this solar system and we knew we were part of the Milky Way Galaxy - however, we also knew, as was mentioned in TOS of Star Trek, that Andromeda was the nearest Galaxy to us :shrugs:

 

I probably am waaaaaay older LOL ...

I think this may have been when the sun still circled the earth and we may have each been personally the center of it.  Truth be told I don't remember how many planets there were - I really shoulda googled that first - or at best called a friend before submitting my reply LOL

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Fantastic video .. it's one thing to read the facts, but a completely different thing to see it.

 

BTW the title of this thread reminds me of Douglas Adams: "Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.” 

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On 3/26/2018 at 7:51 PM, Musky said:

There were nine planets when I was in school too, but then Pluto got demoted, so there are eight now.

Pluto got demoted to a dwarf planet. Does that mean we no longer capitalize the 'P'?

I think it is a matter of discrimination to not be inclusive of dwarfs. Little people, little planets, they both deserve our respect. :D

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“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”  

Carl Sagan

 

Sagan was thinking of aliens but it does seem to make sense that if Jehovah has no purpose for all these planets and galaxies....it would be a waste of space. If there are not other beings out there now, it make sense that there will eventually be. :alien:


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