The James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble it up! Part 1

Common Thoughts – Humans versus Researchers

In many posts I ask you whether you look up in the night-sky at the stars and wonder what your life is about, what the future will be and where does humankind stem from. In addition, I told you about many researchers and smart people doing the same.

However, how do they do it?

All those researchers use telescopes to look at the stars, galaxies and our universe. They want to answer how our world functions, where we come from and what the universe look like. We all know the movies, conspiracy theories about Area 51 and the entire fancy Alien stuff, but is it all science fiction?

Hubble it up! – Impressions of our Existence

Aside from the fancy media conceptions, researchers are conduction an amazing, breath-taking as well as intellectually stunning job to provide humanity with insights into the universe, the stars and “the world beyond”. Just imagine NASA playing all Instagram fame. To show you what I mean, look at these pictures taken by the current Space Telescope Hubble. They are real.

Pictures by Hubble

At this point, I have to state, that I do not care whether you are religious, or (hopefully please not) a Flat-Earth Believer, or if you belong to any other kind of church or spiritualized organisation. I do not mean to insult the things you believe in or anything personal about you as a person, but I really have to say this is our observed reality. Look at these fabulous pictures of galaxies, stars and the amazing entities in our universe, which we are able to witness from our tiny planet Earth.

Whenever I look at these pictures, tingly feelings of an exploratory urge are impending my internals. Would it not be amazing to feel like “Columbus” and breaking off shore to new worlds (Like One Piece for Space Travelers…)?

Whenever I look at these pictures, I get a glimpse of how tiny we are, and what drives people like Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos to start space exploration endeavours.

To really pressure the impressive feelings of our universe, when comparing myself (maybe it is the same for you too?) with the entirety of the universal existence, look at this video. This is a high-resolution zoom provided by the current Hubble Telescope.

Hubble Zoom Video

In the second part, we will talk about the successor of the Hubble Telescope.

Continue with Part 2..

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