Star Forming Region: NGC 3324 in Carina Nebula

I think maybe most humans throughout history (at least recent history) have felt that they lived in a remarkable time. Surely looking back at history, or just listening to your grandparents, would make you feel incredibly advanced and civilized and evolved.

But all of those humans throughout history can suck it, because in my lifetime we shot a giant gold mirror into space, which allows us to literally see things that are so far away we are just not capable of realistically understanding it. We are looking backwards in time. Do you even understand what I'm saying? We sent a robot into space that can look out into the universe wherever we want it to and will send us an incredible amount of data about that spot in the sky that lets us see what was going on at a cosmic scale. This is the most remarkable time to be alive, bar none.


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