Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

How small are we in the scale of the universe?

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.

From TED Ed and Alex Hofeldt, take an animated look at NASA’s Hubble Deep Field and eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) images: How small are we in the scale of the universe?

Next: The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy, The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D, The Most Astounding Fact, Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea: Our home supercluster, and how do we measure the universe?

Bonus: Building the solar system to scale in the Nevada desert.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Osiris-Rex: Chasing Asteroid Bennu – Out There

Rion Nakaya

Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’

Rion Nakaya

The Most Astounding Fact – Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Rion Nakaya

Why Do We Put Telescopes in Space? – MinutePhysics

Rion Nakaya

Further Up Yonder: A Message From ISS To All Humankind

Rion Nakaya

Reasons for the Seasons

Rion Nakaya

Fistful of Stars, a 360° experience through the lens of the Hubble Telescope

Rion Nakaya

The largest, sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy

Rion Nakaya

Life of an astronaut – NASA Astronaut Jerry Carr

Rion Nakaya