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.
In this video CERN physicist Tom Whyntie explains ‘how did the universe begin and how is it expanding.’ He shows how cosmologists and particle physicists understand the Big Bang, by replicating the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of our universe. Watch the video…
This image of our Universe acquired by ESA’s Planck space telescope, was just released revealing the existence of features that challenge the foundations of our current understanding of the Universe. Is the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation from the Big Bang.
The Universe is Big, is really Big! If this image is difficult for you to understand, then have a look at the short film to have a glimpse of the vast distances in our Universe. Watch the video…
These are the Earliest Views yet of the Universe by Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers found a group of very young galaxies that formed when the universe was just 3 percent of its age. Image credit: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the UDF 2012 Team