A small atlas of the Universe, which is boiled down to 9 pictures at scales ranging from 12.5 light years to 14 billion light years. And you ask yourself, “They can see that far into space?” It does seem like a long way.
The thing that caught my eye was the 14 billion-l.y. map, and the distribution of galaxies. Think about this when you’re viewing it: the conventional wisdom that the universe exploded from a single point and drifted outward seems in err when looking at a universe that’s as evenly distributed as astronomers make it seem in these pictures.
Which also presents a conundrum of it’s own. This is only what we’ve been able to observe. How much farther does the universe extend? How many stars/galaxies are really out there? Makes you feel pretty small, but also makes you feel interestingly cared about by a God who is big enough to call this a backyard project.