Back in 1996 scientists took a massive risk when they pointed one of the world’s most powerful telescopes into a part of space that seemed utterly empty – no stars, no planets & no galaxies. Images from the Hubble are in continual demand and there was a great concern devoting so much time to this empty space. However once the photons registered, that leap of faith proved fruitful.
When the telescope was finally closed and the images were processed, the light from over 3000 galaxies could be seen, with each one made up of hundreds of billions of stars. This made one of the worlds most humbling and profound images in human history.
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