This Video Truly Shows the Overwhelming Size of the Universe

By Jesus Diaz on at

Every time I look at the sky in a remote location, far away from cities' light pollution, I marvel at the immensity of the Universe. But this video truly shows how much bigger the Universe is, how impossibly huge. Just watch and look at all those dots turn into galaxies until you reach your destination.


This video zooms in on the active radio galaxy Hercules A. Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A illustrate the combined imaging power of two of astronomy's cutting-edge tools, the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, and the recently upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in New Mexico.

Imagine you could do this in real time with your own eyes. No matter where you look, no matter how much you zoomed in, there will always seems to be more. My mind would probably explode. Or I would just spend my nights outside, looking and looking and looking, till the day I die. [NASA Goddard Flickr]