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Friday, June 9, 2017
HUBBLE ~ BEYOND COMPREHENSION ~ Shared by Larry Staker
This is fascinating. Apparently our planet, even our galaxy, is like a tiny speck of sand on an immense ocean beach. In 1996 astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope at what appeared to be absolutely nothing and left it there for 10 days, and then in 2004, they did it again for 11 days. This time they pointed the Hubble toward another seemingly black, empty "nothing" area. A narrator describes what Hubble revealed in those areas of nothingness. They made the images Hubble recorded into a 3-D presentation. Remember, the speed of light is 186,000 miles a second. When light travels at that speed for an entire year, that is equal to one light year. The meaning of what Hubble found is beyond my comprehension. Turn your sound onand go to "full-screen."