17 November 2012

So many wishes


So much superstition

And...

 after first posting that image all those wishes reminded me of something...


The Hubble Deep Field views of many ancient galaxies (photo by NASA), back to 13.3 billion light years away



The farthest known galaxy in the universe... is observed (as it was) 420 million years after the big bang, when the universe was 3 percent of its present age of 13.7 billion years. (Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Postman and D. Coe (STScI), and the CLASH Team)
Funny how looking at coins in a wishing well took my thoughts so far.

5 comments:

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Hey, Andrew, this post, the one before and the one after all really appeal to me.
So cool how the coins reminded you of the stars and then you showed us.

Very, erm, nice. :)

Don QuiScottie said...

Thanks Syncy

CherryPie said...

The leaves, coins and ancient galaxies have a similar feel about them.

Don QuiScottie said...

They do.

Claude said...

Thank you so much for your thoughts and the Hubble link, which I could share on Facebook.

We might be nothing but we are big enough to glimpse far beyond us. If we could only do this between Earthlings, we might learn to get along.