Tony Darnell

The Hubble Deep Field in 3D

[vimeo id=”20043289″] by Tony Darnell, DeepAstronomy.com Astronomers, in 1996, attempted something extraordinary. They pointed the Hubble Space Telescope into a part of the sky that seemed utterly empty, a patch devoid of any planets, stars and galaxies, this area was close to the Big Dipper, a very familiar constellation. The patch of sky was no bigger …

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Our Universe began billions of years ago

[vimeo id=”20182806″] by Tony Darnell, DeepAstronomy.com About a half a million years after the big bang, the cosmos began to cool, as it cooled, the hot subatomic particles that constituted the early universe began to slow down and stop colliding with each other long enough so that protons, neutrons and electrons could form. The universe …

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