Who’s looking out to the skies for the Perseid Meteor Shower ?!! Well, here in NYC I am hoping to see something!!
Look towards the constellation of Perseus. 🙂
Our solar system is estimated to have been born a little after 9 billion years after the Big Bang, making it about 4.6 billion years old. According to current estimates, the sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone, and orbits roughly 25,000 light-years from the galactic core.
Many scientists think the sun and the rest of our solar system was formed from a giant, rotating cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula. As gravity caused the nebula to collapse, it spun faster and flattened into a disk. During this phase, most of the material was pulled toward the center to form the sun.
Below is an infographic explaining the solar system from the inside out!
The big bang theory, a graphic timeline of the universe!
“Hubble Ultra Deep Field” of Galaxies!
This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known, existing when the universe was just 800 million years old. The nearest galaxies–the larger, brighter, well-defined spirals and ellipticals–thrived about 1 billion years ago, when the cosmos was 13 billion years old.
The microwave sky as seen by ESA’s Planck satellite. Light from the main disk of the Milky Way is seen across the center band, while radiation left over from the Big Bang is visible on the outskirts of the image.