The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

Here’s a YouTube video on the most important image ever taken by the Hubble, along with an explaination. Interesting, very interesting, and puts into perspective the size of our universe. But what clicked with me is the mathematical improbability that we are the ONLY planet in the universe with life, let along habitable.

You see, our sun has nine, er, eight planets. That makes up our solar system. Now just within our quadrant of our galaxy, there are several million stars, each with the probability of one or several planets. That’s just one part of our galaxy. Now there are millions or galaxies. What’s the probability that our single, lonely sun is the only sun in the entire universe, let alone our galaxy, with a planet that sustains life? Wow…

YouTube – The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken