What Does 47 Billion Light Years (in Radius) Look Like?

That’s one esti­mate of the size of our uni­verse, and this video (added to our YouTube Playlist), using pic­tures from the Hub­ble Space Tele­scope, tries to put it in per­spec­tive. For more amaz­ing pho­tos from the Hub­ble, see this col­lec­tion.

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  • Robert B. Rodgers says:

    Very bad­ly done nar­ra­tion, with lit­tle respect to the aver­age view­er. It might be appro­pri­ate to a child of 5 or younger. He starts the video by insult­ing the intel­li­gence of the aver­age view­er, and con­tin­ues to imply that they must be pro­found­ly stu­pid through­out the video. I had to skip for­ward sev­er­al times hop­ing that he would final­ly get to the point of the top­ic. And! Then there is the painful­ly monot­o­ne aspect to the nar­ra­tion. I hope that this unpro­fes­sion­al nar­ra­tor is not a pro­fes­sor, teacher, or actor… because he is clear­ly not qual­i­fied to speak pub­licly in any forum.

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