There are over 3,000 specs of light in this photograph and each and every one is a galaxy! How do I know this? Professor Brian Cox told me so!
I have always had an interest in the sky (I have a telescope and charts) so when the BBC programme Wonders Of The Universe presented by Professor Brian Cox appeared I watched it.
Watched it? I was mesmerized by it.
Listening to Prof Brian is like listening to poetry, his accent is easy on the ear and he seems to almost talk in verse, he explains the fundamentals of physics and astrophysics in such a way that he even has me believing that I understand.
The big picture above was taken by Hubble in 1996, if you looked up at the night sky this picture would represent an amount of space covered by one grain of rice!
I’ve heard it said that there are more stars in our universe than grains of sand on planet Earth, since nobody can count either nor ever will I’ll keep an open mind.
The Hubble site allows you to zoom in and out enabling you to see the whirls of the galaxies, fascinating stuff.