Dec. 8, 2009

The Emptiness of Space?

I just saw this image on the Bad Astronomy blog and it stunned me. It was recently recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope using it's newly replaced Wide Field Camera to view a relatively "empty" region of space for 48 hours.

Conclusion? Not. Empty. Those are galaxies. Up to 13 billion light years away. We live in a big place.

Listening to: I Believe in Father Christmas by U2 from All You Need is Love (a Starbucks freebie CD).


  1. Sort of reinforces the doomsday explanation for the Fermi paradox.

  2. Or maybe extra-terrestrial intelligences are too smart to invent television! :-)

    The lack of evidence of intelligence in the universe is puzzling...