Friday’s ‘Galaxy’ Insight –“Why the Universe Exists”

 

 

M82-IR

 

"In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it."  


Martin Rees, British cosmologist and astrophysicist as well as Astronomer Royal of the Royal Observatory.

The active galaxy Messier 82 from infrared observations by Spitzer Space Telescope in three wavelength bands coded in red (longest wavelength), green, and blue (shortest wavelengths). This galaxy remarkable for its webs of shredded clouds and flame-like plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out from its central regions where young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside in our Milky Way Galaxy. NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Engelbracht (University of Arizona)

Image credit: ipac.caltech.edu 

 

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