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Another take on the "Pillars" image with an overlay showing the immense scale involved relative to us here  ... 😯

If you were ever in doubt as to our significance in the universe here is confirmation .

Credit to NASA and Will Gater.

 

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2 hours ago, Steve Ward said:

Another take on the "Pillars" image with an overlay showing the immense scale involved relative to us here  ... 😯

If you were ever in doubt as to our significance in the universe here is confirmation .

Credit to NASA and Will Gater.

That's very good - I'll share it with our Astro Club at our next meeting.

There's a nice comparison you can make to pass on the insane scale of the Universe - that if you put the Earth-Sun distance at one inch, then one light year is a mile. So the nearest star is 4.2 miles away.

Useful to have in your mind something that's about that distance that will be meaningful to your audience. 

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12 hours ago, Steve Ward said:

Another take on the "Pillars" image with an overlay showing the immense scale involved relative to us here  ... 😯

If you were ever in doubt as to our significance in the universe here is confirmation .

Credit to NASA and Will Gater.

 

Thanks for posting this, it's funny because as I was looking at this image on the NASA webpage I thought about how big these features are, it's like you read my mind.

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As Douglas Adams said ...Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.” although your pillar photo and the scale just doesn't do it justice,thanks for making me think how small our world is ,but in a nice way ,,,small but perfectly formed,,if it wasn't for humans lol

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Here's a great blog post by the fantastic Phil Plait ( the 'badastronomer' ) about what the most recent MIRI image of the Pillars of Creation is showing us.

https://badastronomy.substack.com/p/new-jwst-pillars-of-creation-image

He includes a link to this ESA image that allows you to slide between the MIRI and NIRCAM images. 

https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2022/10/Webb_s_instruments_showcase_the_Pillars_of_Creation_slider

 

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Amazing fusion of NIRCam and MIRI instruments trained on the pillars of creation, the details visible here are truly miraculous!. Link to image description on NASA page below.

https://webbtelescope.org/contents/media/images/01GK2KKTR81SGYF24YBGYG7TAP?page=1&filterUUID=91dfa083-c258-4f9f-bef1-8f40c26f4c97

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On 29/10/2022 at 19:35, Gfamily said:

There's a nice comparison you can make to pass on the insane scale of the Universe - that if you put the Earth-Sun distance at one inch, then one light year is a mile. So the nearest star is 4.2 miles away.

It's always impressed me just how close this comparison is (inches/miles/light years). Accurate to 0.1%

 

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So many fuzzies! a Webb deep field mosaic reveals an astonishing amount of ancient galaxies at the very edge of time, amazing. Link below goes to NASA site where one can select a hi-res image to scroll through, I have spent 

an hour looking through the myriad of galaxies.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/12/14/webb-glimpses-field-of-extragalactic-pearls-studded-with-galactic-diamonds/

 

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James Webb space telescope.  It's focal length is 131.4m. The picture blew my mind and I wondered what JWST focal length was 

134m? wow that seems like an awful lot, it’s not 34? either way it’s nuts. Have to say I love your avatar, your reflection off the telescope mirror is funny.

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