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Hubble Telescope’s Ultra Deep Slice of Heaven

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A video that will inspire you to think more deeply about your place in the universe.

Space. Patches of complete black, void of light. We see nothing. And yet, our species peers more deeply and seeks for what it cannot see. Our curiosity is a springboard, a launching pad for that leap of faith into the unknown.

So, what did we do. We committed, and we pointed the Hubble Space Telescope at one of those dark patches in 1996. The result: one of the most important images ever taken. Where we saw nothing, there were galaxies — more than 3,000 of them. And when we looked more deeply, our field of view expanded to more than 100 billion galaxies.

Our vision of ourselves is forever changed now. The unfathomable depth of the universe adds to our sense of awe and wonder. We derive new meaning from the expanding context ushered forth by these Hubble images. The questions about the intersection of science and religion are changing, and the soil is richer and more fertile than ever before for making sense of our place in it all.

~ Trent Gilliss

Written by MattAndJojang

November 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

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  1. I love the Hubble, and all its images. For some reason, the post reminds me of Paul’s words – for now we see darkly, but then face to face.


    November 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

  2. Oh! And on my trip through “tumbleweed country”, I discovered NASA is looking at the tumbleweed as a model for a new Mars Rover. Can you imagine?!


    November 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

  3. Love, too, the images captured by the Hubble telescope, Linda! So beautiful and powerful. Inspires awe and wonder!

    The video made me realize how small and insignificant we are, yet at the same time how precious and valuable.

    The scripture verse that came to me was the one from Psalm 8:

    “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

    what is man that you are mindful of him,

    and the son of man that you care for him?”

    Tumbleweed? Really? Sounds strange to me. But, probably, the NASA people know something we don’t…



    November 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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