Source: Space

Category: Science, Weekend

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3 Responses to “Smallest, Faintest Galaxies of the Ancient Universe Spotted”

  1. louiswi says:

    Terrific piece. Thanks for posting Barry!

    When will humankind abandon the argument of whose god has the biggest dick and completely get behind this kind of discovery?

    • V. Uil says:

      IMO though your post does not seem in the spirit of Ritholz’s intentions or the magnificence of the image. Let me hasten to add that I am an atheist (although reluctantly), but there was something rather vulgar in your post. (As a non-American I see American exceptionalism still exists in at least one area….)

      Reading your arrogant post I was reminded of Cromwell’s Rule:

      “I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromwell%27s_rule

  2. Wade says:

    When I look at pictures like this, where every point of light is a galaxy, and every galaxy contains billions of stars, and every other star could harbor planets with trillions of life forms, most of which are capable of some form of self-awareness, I ask myself, “What is this all for?”. Is it a computer, working on a question that is unguessable, a simulation within a more complex hierarchy of simulations, a vanity project like “The Nine Billion Names of God”, or is that the wrong question entirely?
    Since I ask myself the same question whenever I see a large crowd of people, it is probably the latter.