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How deep the Universe | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine January 17, 2011

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, MichiganAstro.
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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.

How deep the Universe | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.

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