A Tribute to Hubble… and Humanity

Here’s a excellent video compilation featuring images from the Hubble Space Telescope, along with music by Kanye West and quotes from astronomers Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss and Carl Sagan reflecting on our place in the Universe… and the Universe’s place within each of us.

Uploaded to YouTube by video editor Brandon Fibbs, this is a reminder of how Hubble has opened our eyes to the wonders of the cosmos. Enjoy.

“The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff… we are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
– Carl Sagan

3 Replies to “A Tribute to Hubble… and Humanity”

  1. I LOVE the visuals – both the photography in the first half (some favourite shots at 1:36 and 2:48 among others) and the photoartistry in the second half. Wonderful.

    I don’t like the music so much. That’s largely a matter of taste, but there’s also the religious aspect. Particularly in the second half I hear the words “He loves ya” repeated over and over. I do not believe this is pareidolia, and in a context involving images of the cosmos it can only mean one thing.

    That’s not a big deal in itself — I’m OK with people having religious beliefs and even expressing them in conjunction with astronomical photographs — but combining that with the quotations from Tyson, Sagan, etc, as though they were complementary somehow, makes me uneasy.

  2. Wonderful! The fact that such images are now the norm is a testament to just how much Hubble has changed our view of the universe: This is how we see our cosmos now. Imagine this montage done with pre-Hubble images… Meh! As for any religious overtones – I believe we can all live without them.

  3. I wonder what Galileo and Copernicus would have thought if they could see these remarkable images?

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