Friday, April 28, 2006

The Wonders of the Universe...


Peace, one and all...

In many places, the Quran instructs humankind to look to the heavens as a sign of God's existence, power and majesty, Surah al-Mulk for example. I've always loved looking at stars (and am a keen sci-fi fan) and love pictures of the night sky. I was looking through the GRIN website (
Great Images in Nasa) and found some pictures I'd like to post here.

Here's the first one... (more later)

This galaxy (Spiral Galaxy NGC 4603 Pulsar Cepheid Centaurus Milky Way) is some 108 million light years. In other words, the light from this galaxy left its home 108 million years ago! Subhan Allah. Again, this is a picture of the past, a snapshot of this galaxy as it was 108 million years ago. Assuming that there is life on other planets (which seems beyond reasonable doubt to me), I wonder how many civilisations have been born and have died since the light from this galaxy left its source? Ya Allah, how vast this universe is!

Well, that's all for now folks...

Ma'as salama,

Abdur Rahman

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