“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.” - Albert Einstein
Once in our lifetime, there comes a time when you gaze into the sky on that starry night and think. Think deeply. Think about the possibilities of the existence of life.
Why do we exist? Why do we see the life around us?
So there might be a chance. And you might have pondered and imagined all the possibilities that you can explore. You might have thought, what is out there millions of light years away? Far enough that even our imagination would sometimes feel incapacitated, despite having limitless strength of our powerful cognitive ability.
Even Google wouldn’t be able to quench your thirst for attaining the answers to the ultimate questions about life and everything. Go ahead and try to Google:
You would be perplexed by what it is going to say. That’s because you are asking a supercomputer to sum up all the things that are present around us and in space. And what we humans thrive to know. We are looking at the deepest secrets of our universe and almost everything we have come across in life at a point of singularity.
Now let’s put things into a wider perspective, ready? Below is an interactive app. Use the slider to explore the smallest to the largest things possible in our cosmic horizon of space and time continuum.
If you want to get amazed about our Universe. I would recommend you to watch this awesome video, titled “The Known Universe”. It takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of our Universe. This Digital Universe Atlas is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. This new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.
See, I knew it. That this will get you intrigued into this space voyage, and if you want to pursue this newfound endeavour in knowing more startling facts about space and the Universe, follow these links below to continue your dosage of space adrenaline.
- SpaceRip- “The BEST Space Videos on the Web”
- Vsauce- Michael Stevens’ channel, he has some mind-blowing videos about space.
- ISRO: Learn about the most compelling space missions in the history of space explorations by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
- NASA Video Gallery: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has uploaded videos of time lapses, Mars rover stories, space expeditions, future concepts and much more.
- ESA: European Space Agency has offered some really interesting space videos, amazing space stories and time-lapse shots, plus you can download those videos from the links given below easily.
- ISS Live: Mesmerising live feed from International Space Station (Note: If you see pitch black darkness, that’s because the ISS is on Earth’s night side, wait until it re-enters the daylight.)
So if you have turned yourself into a space fanatic and curiosity drives your learning engine, then comment or share some amazing facts about space and the universe below. I would love to get into a discussion or maybe learn something new.
Thank you for reading.