Well, today I eat my words. The value of the Hubble photograph has been far superseded by those recently taken from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, JWST. Hubble absorbed light for weeks from an area the size of your thumb nail extended at full arm’s length…an area thought to be a black void…and discovered some 5,500 never-before-seen galaxies. Now, the JWST focused with laser sharpness on an area the size of a sand grain held at the same arm’s length! And guess what. In high-fidelity infrared wavelengths, JWST captured “countless orange dots” each representing another galaxy, billions of years old, billions of light years away, with billions more stars.
And these are only the first of hopefully 20 more years documenting the origins of matter following the Big Bang.
After 78 years, I am still incapable of comprehending that our universe has no boundaries. And as our universe continues to expand at incredible speeds, it is expanding into endless space…an even more incomprehensible concept. It all has me thinking about God.