Outer Space: The Deepest View Of Space Ever Viewed (Almost Reaches Back To The Creation Of The Universe)

September 27, 2012

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Note: Worthwhile higher-res version HERE.

This is the eXtreme Deep Field, a composite shot of all the galaxies in a teensy view of space, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's two primary cameras over the past decade. Look at all those galaxies! And, I hope you're sitting down -- they're all in this amount of space!:

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Everything in the main picture is contained in that little box next to the moon. It's estimated the universe is ~13.7-billion years old, and the eXtreme Deep Field depicts galaxies as old as 13.2-billion. Another 0.5-billion and we could see God flipping the light switch on! But that's not what I came to talk about, I came to talk about aliens. If there are that many galaxies in that small amount of space, there must be all kinds of aliens out there. Big ones, little ones, green ones, purple ones -- I bet the universe has them all! And, fingers crossed, strip clubs for every kind. Excuse me alien, but is this a male or female club? "Our species is entirely asexual, human." Hoho, so both kinda! How much for a private dance?

Hit the jump for a video of a simulated fly-through the eXtreme Deep Field. Get high and pretend you're in a spaceship!

Thanks to Sheam, Christopher and barnlet, who all tried throwing rocks at the moon when they were kids because it looked so close. AHAHAHAHAHAHA, you were so dumb.

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