“Come quickly, I am tasting stars!” cried Dom Perignon (1638-1715), at the moment of his discovery of champagne.
Well, that maybe a rumor but more recently astronomers would have had a similar moment, when they pieced together deep space images from the Hubble telescope taken over 15 years and realized our universe is not only 20 times bigger but 90% hidden from view with a staggering 2 trillion galaxies, giving a new number to the saying, there is more than what meets the eye…
It so seems our universe has abundance to share and spare. Cheers to that!
Bhaskar Dutta is a writer and IT specialist based in London.