In previous posts I have shown the beauty of small things, the colours and patterns or textures in lichen or mosses. The beauty of ants climbing around seeking nectar on Leptospermums (Tea Trees). The world of the Microcosm.
There is also beauty in the Macrocosm. If you have not heard of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, then prepare to have your mind boggled.
The resultant photograph from Hubble is truly awe inspiring.
It shows over 10,000 Galaxies, go on, read that again.
Ten Thousand GALAXIES!
A galaxy is estimated to have 100 billion stars.
Apart from the unimaginable numbers involved,
there is also the sheer beauty of the image.
Every thing you seen in this photograph is a galaxy,
multitudes of shapes and sizes, colours and complexities.
The Hubble telescope was directed to a small area in the constellation of Fornax, located southwest of Orion.
The area it was pointed at is minuscule. Hold your arm out at full length and look at the size of your thumb. The area of the Hubble Deep Field is smaller than that!