Last Updated on 06/05/2014 by Felix Esser
Oh what a lot of us would give to see the universe and explore that last frontier that only so few have barely touched the surface of. Unfortunately, space travel is not even remotely possible for the common man just yet.
Lucky for us, until that inevitable time when travelling in space to different planets and even other star systems is not just a thing we see in Doctor Who or Firefly, NASA’s astronomers are more than willing to offer us some of the consolation prizes.
Hot on the heels of their nothing but awesome High Definition Earth Viewing experiment in early May, the agency’s team of astronomers has put together an amazing comprehensive composite of our ever changing, ever evolving universe, using only the best images taken by our Hubble Space Telescope from 2003 to 2012.
The good folks over at NASA have collected images containing visible to near-infrared light, made possible by ultraviolet light, taken from 841 viewing time orbits of the telescope and assembled them, resulting in this colorful photo that contains 10,000 galaxies (you’re reading that right), some of which are from a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. And if that doesn’t impress you, consider the fact that researchers are saying that this amazing photo actually provides the missing link in star formation, which probably means that it might help astronomers with their studies.
This photo is something we can definitely hold on to – if you look closely, you can actually see the different galaxies in their different shapes and colors – while we dream for that modern space age to come and we all have our own spaceships sitting in our backyards, ready to be launched into outer space.