Friday, July 22, 2022


The James Webb Space Telescope, aka the JWST, became fully functional earlier this month and is sending us new photos of our universe. The Hubble has been giving us fantastic photos for years, thing is, the JWST is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope, that's mind blowing!

This first structure, an abstract nebula (star nursery), is amazing in its complexity, and size. The universe is so immense it's mind boggling, it is a whopping 93 billion light years across. Considering that the universe is like 13.5 billion years old, that means that the universe is expanding at about eight times the speed of light!

Heavenly is what comes to mind here for me.

A wild painting by Vincent Van Gogh!

Here are a gang of galaxies doing their cosmic gravity dance, they will eventually merge into one super galaxy. Here's a wild fact to put COSMIC SIZE into perspective, get this... If the Milky Way collided with another galaxy, there would be no effect on us! That's right, the closest approaching star would be a gazillion miles away from us, and have zero effect on our solar system. That illustrates how the universe is even larger than you can imagine, it's ungodly large!

Some nebulas are here in a cluster, reminds me of the best abstract art there is.

Here's a photo of a Great Void surrounded by stars where there is basically nothing, no light. Things like this make astronomy interesting as Hell.

Radiated elements in gaseous form in giant clouds.

Here's the remains of a Super Nova explosion, spreading all the heavy elements and radiation out into the universe.

What a great piece of artwork!

A Nebula nob.

A Quasar star is one of the deadliest objects in space, radiation beyond comprehension.

Another great piece of abstract art!

And, another one!

This one reminds me of a busy futuristic city.

Heavenly bodies each and every one. Lucky for us the JWST is working away photographing the universe in high def.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Views better beheld to the sounds of an old album titled Exploring the Unknown by Leith Stevens, Walter Schumann, and Paul Frees.

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