After reading the section about space, I was again reminded of the sheer size of space. It is about 93 billion light-years in diameter and contains about 100 billion galaxies. Knowing this makes the Earth look and seem super small. For me, it can get easy to get lost in an existential crisis when reminded about these facts. But this section shredded some more positive light on space. In class, I saw some really pretty pictures of space, which I found really interesting. Here are some pictures of space I thought were really pretty and intriguing!
This is the Milky way- the galaxy the Earth is in!
This is a cloud of gas and dust left behind after a star exploded, which is called a nebula. This one, in particular, is called the Bubble Nebula, and is located 8,000 light-years away from Earth!