We know the universe is big, but we’re consistently challenged by contemplating the full scope of what ‘big’ really means. Here’s a helper image.
The image below shows an estimated 265,000 galaxies. Some dating back to more than 13.3 billion years ago — back when the universe was young. And while those numbers are impressive in their own right, this all becomes quite hard to process when the size of that image is given its true perspective in the night sky. Check out the image, marvel at what scientists have been able to discern, then watch the video below the picture.
Now, take a look at what you’re really looking at if you gaze up at the night sky.
The Legacy Field image was collected using the Hubble Space Telescope. For more on this story get details direct from the source.