Images to put life in perspective

The Hubble Space Telescope turned 25 on Friday. To celebrate they released this image…

image credit: NASA/ESA/HUBBLE/AFP/Getty Images
image credit: NASA/ESA/HUBBLE/AFP/Getty Images

Is it just me or does an image like that just put life in perspective a bit? I mean, according to theoretical astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, the entire universe may be made up of more than 100 billion galaxies. So in the grand scheme of things, a bad hair day or that person cutting you up in the car park doesn’t seem to significant anymore?

Here are some other AMAZING images from the Hubble Space Telescope – tell me how you feel when you look at them?

2006: Orion Nebula
2006: Orion Nebula by HubbleSite, on Flickr


2010: Pillar and Jets in Carina
2010: Pillar and Jets in Carina by Hubblesite, on Flickr


2013: Horsehead Nebula
2013: Horsehead Nebula by Hubblesite, on Flickr


2011: Interacting Galaxies Arp 273
2011: Interacting Galaxies Arp 273 by Hubblesite, on Flickr


Author: Rachael

I'm a journalist and creative consultant. I write about how busy women (just like you) can live, work and eat - better.

3 thoughts on “Images to put life in perspective”

  1. Those images are so incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring. I can’t even bring myself to start thinking about space because the enormity of it all is too much for me to handle!

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