We live in the Milky Way Galaxy.
If our sun was
the size of a period on this page,
the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the United States.
The Milky Way Galaxy is one of hundreds of billions of Galaxies.
galaxies have millions of stars.
The Milky Way... has two hundred billion.
It's impossible to
imagine the size of the universe.
There are well in excess of 100 billion galaxies
that the Hubble space telescope
No one has any idea of how many more billions are beyond the vision of Hubble...
Scientists tell us that the universe is about 14 billion years old, with the Earth about 3.6 billion
The Hubble space telescope and Earth
telescopes have seen into the past
because it takes so many billions of years for the light to reach
I don't understand the Big Bang theory.
The Big Bang
This is the idea that in the beginning, all matter was compressed to an infinitely small
A major explosion...
All of the matter blew outward, eventually
clumping together, eventually forming stars and planets and galaxies.
Scientists say that they
can prove this, because the universe is still moving outward.
Scientists say that it's okay not to understand the
big bang theory.
The important thing is to accept it.
I accept the fact that something happened billions of years ago.
and sent all matter outward. This matter is still traveling outward.
The problem I
Where did the matter come from in the first place?
Does this prove the existence of God?
does it indicate that the universe has always been here,
in one form or another,
forever... with no
It's impossible to imagine such a thing.
Intelligent human beings know that everything must
have a beginning.
Caution, don't think about this while driving. It's a mind blower.
It's impossible for something to just be here, with no beginning.
It's impossible for
something to exist, to have always existed... with no beginning.
I contend that God is real, or...
the universe has always been here, with no beginning.
It's impossible to imagine...
The universe... is.
The milky Way Galaxy is
actually one of the larger galaxies. We have a neighbor that is a little larger.
This is the Andromeda
Galaxy. It's a spiral galaxy, just like our Milky Way.
The Andromeda Galaxy has about one trillion stars.
It's about 250 light years away.
The gravity of our two galaxies is
pulling us toward each other.
In about two-billion years, our galaxies will collide.
What's a light year? It's 5.88 trillion miles, the distance that light will travel,
at 186,000 miles per second, in a year. With the exception of our own solar system,
the light year is
always used to show distance.
The Star Trek films and other SciFi films have to violate Einstein's theory
that nothing can travel faster
than the speed of light. 'Warp' speed had to be invented
so our heroes would be able to get to those other worlds.
50 million light years from Earth...
The Hubble telescope, using a Spectrograph (you can't see a black hole)
discovered a black hole
with a mass of more than 3 billion suns.
Further observations would show that supermassive black holes
are common features of large galaxies.
With the exception of the Star Wars films, every Star Trek film and every movie and TV science fiction
film ever made
has always taken place in our Milky Way Galaxy. There's no need to have
a story in another
galaxy. The Milky Way is just too immense.