How deep the Universe | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine January 17, 2011Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, MichiganAstro.
Tags: astronomers, astronomy, HST, observing, Philosophy
Sometimes, when I was teaching and we were talking about the size or age of the universe, a student would make some comment like “is that all?”
I usually responded to that with a blank look. “What do you mean, is that all?”
I forget sometimes that the universe is so big that most people don’t even realize that they can’t possibly imagine how big it really is.
Sometimes, it takes a Bad Astronomer to remind me.