Sunday, September 27, 2009

3000 Galaxies in 3D

"We pointed the most powerful telescope ever built by human beings at absolutely nothing for no other reason than because we were curious and discovered that we occupy a very tiny place in the heavens."

A team of astronomers decided to use their valuable Hubble Space Telescope time to take a 10-day exposure of a black point in the night sky the size of a grain of sand held at arms length...