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How small are we in the scale of the universe? - Alex Hofeldt


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In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe. Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.

Which statement below best describes the area of sky the Hubble image captured in 1995?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Hofeldt
  • Director Yukai Du
  • Script Editor Mia Nacamulli
  • Animator Tom Matuszewski
  • Producer Tim Coates
  • Composer Tim Arndt
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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