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Picture of the Day: A Rose Made of Galaxies

Picture of the Day: A Rose Made of Galaxies | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"A ROSE MADE OF GALAXIES   Photograph by NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA   In celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., pointed Hubble’s eye to an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273."

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"Arp 273 lies in the constellation Andromeda and is roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth." The vastness of the universe is totally overwhelming to say the least!

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How Much Stuff is Out There in the Universe (Interactive Infographic) | Geeky Stuffs

How Much Stuff is Out There in the Universe (Interactive Infographic) | Geeky Stuffs | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

When people read about the universe, they often have trouble visualizing just how big it truly is. When thinking on the scale of atoms, the size of the universe is unimaginably large.

A single drop of water contains over 1.5 sextillion atoms, and there are approximately 75 sextillion drops of water in the ocean. While the ocean covers nearly 70 percent of the Earth's surface, water only represents a small fraction of the Earth's weight. Over 1,300 Earths could fit inside Jupiter, and the Sun could hold nearly 1,000 Jupiter-sized planets.

Sharla Shults's insight:

The universe sizzles! Have you ever really thought about how huge is this universe? The interactive infographic puts you there...right in the midst of the ObservABLE Universe vs. the ObservED Universe.

 

Here is an interesting tidbit from the infographic: If you lined up every pixel contained in 14.66 BILLION copies of this infographic, the length you would create would represent The Observable Universe's diameter and ONE PIXEL would represent our solar system's. That's all.

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