Monday, December 04, 2006

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

This cool little short-film, with nice background music, was uploaded to YouTube by Deep Astronomy:
In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millennium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it.

I always enjoy things like this that confirm how insignificant we are in the Kosmic scheme of things. It's not that I think humans are unimportant, rather it's that we sometimes lose sight of how small we are within the whole Kosmos. Our sense of our importance becomes inflated, as egos tend to do, and we lose perspective. This helps restore that perspective.

1 comment:

in·e·luc·ta·ble said...

My GPRS connection is too crappy to watch your featured video but I'll take you word for it. I do however want to comment on your comment: ''We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With our thoughts, we make our world.'' - The Buddha. I am flabbergasted by these words. What the Buddha says fundamentally correlates with quantum theory! That reality is conscious created(the Copenhagen Interpretation)