The three dimensional projection above is made of actual photos of mapped galaxies and quasars as they appear in space in relation to one another, 180 million unique objects in a footprint area of 6,670 square degrees, just a small sliver of what’s out there.
Professor of physics Joel Primack and author/Fulbright scholar Nancy Ellen Abrams are using such information to inform their approach to scientific cosmology, and they may be leading a revolution in regards to where we are and how we fit into this vastness.
We live in a time when it’s easy to become overwhelmed, to feel hopeless and lost. Global crises abound: climate, economy, humanitarian. (Did you know that more humans are enslaved right now than at any other time in history? We didn’t either.)
But we’re also living in a time of great hopefulness and infinite possibility. We thought that this was a beautiful illustration of how very, very small we are, yet at the same time how we are a part of something so grand and so filled with wonder.