The Boomerang nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe. Is colder, in fact, than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, at a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit). Image © NRAO/AUI/NSF/NASA/STScI/JPL-Caltech
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be the world’s most advanced and capable ground-based optical, will give it nine times the collecting area of the largest optical telescopes in use today. Will help scientists see some 13 billion light years away into the early years of the universe.
The 3D production Hidden Universe has been released in IMAX® theatres and giant-screen cinemas around the globe. The film shows state-of-the-art telescopes in high-resolution time-lapse, mesmerising 3D versions of celestial structures, and a 3D simulation of the evolution of the Universe. Watch the 30-second clip…
We find out that earth is not the center of the universe and from the 17th century that the Sun is not the center of our galaxy (Milky Way). Today we know that our galaxy is part of a growing universe with billions of galaxies, containing billions of Suns (Stars).
The images after the jump explain our place in the universe with a very easy way.