Wednesday, August 09, 2006

This Gives Me the Heebie Jeebies

And I'm not sure why. I guess it's how perfect it is. Maybe it's the hugeness. From the Hubblesite:

At a relatively bright magnitude of +8, M104 is just beyond the limit of naked-eye visibility and is easily seen through small telescopes. The Sombrero lies at the southern edge of the rich Virgo cluster of galaxies and is one of the most massive objects in that group, equivalent to 800 billion suns. The galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and is located 28 million light-years from Earth.

In normal people terms, it's 164,597,987,751,531,050,000 MILES AWAY, and 293,924,978,127,734,000 MILES ACROSS!!!.

Remember, this isn't a computer generated image or anything. It's a PHOTOGRAPH. And people say there is no God. Hmph.


Joshua "Doc" Wible said...


Daniel said...

Beautiful pic.
Every time I start thinking that I am something special, I need someone to hang that pic around my Mighty humbling when one realizes just how small he is in the Universe.
Thanks for for the pic bro,