Look up into the night sky and this illusion begins to falter because light takes time to get here from there, the farther away 'there' is the further in the past light left there and so we see all objects at some time in the past, explains floyd stecker of nasa's goddard space flight center in greenbelt, maryland.
But we can see objects in space which are even more distant with the naked eye the moon is 385,000 km away and the sun is a whopping 150 million km visible all the way down here on earth, the most distant object in the solar system we can see, without a telescope, is saturn at 15 billion km away. We're all probably trapped in a matrix-like pseudo existence, spacex ceo elon musk said early friday (sept 7) during a long, wide-ranging and very entertaining appearance on comedian joe rogan's podcast.
Photos of space are everywhere online their beauty is dazzling, showing a universe awash in color and light but if you’re a skeptic, you’ve likely wondered whether it all truly looks like that in real life michael benson tries his best to show you in his exhibition otherworlds: visions of our solar system the artist took data from nasa and esa missions to make 77 images of everything from pluto to europa that approximate true color as much as humanly possible. When we think of space, we see stars but most of space doesn't have any stars this video explains why all footage and music from space engine what does space really look like - duration. I could tell you all those things: all the reasons we should find some way to live away from this planet, to build space stations and moon bases and cities on mars and habitats on the moons of jupiter.
As we pass the moon – some quarter million miles (about 380,000 km) away – earth looks like a bright ball in space it’s not terribly different from the way the moon looks to us the first images of the earth from the moon came from the apollo mission apollo 8 in 1968 was the first human spaceflight to leave earth orbit.
When we look out into space, we’re also looking back into time just how far back can we see the universe is a magic time window, allowing us to peer into the past. Even with all of these advancements, we were still limited in our ability to look into space, and no matter what work was done to the telescope, the problem would remain all light that travels through space to reach our eyes on the ground must also pass through our atmosphere.
This is because of the finite speed of light when we look at objects that are very large distances away from us, the light that is hitting us now will have started from the object quite a long time ago, so in effect we aren't looking at what the object looks like now but what it looked like some time ago (when the light was emitted. One of the most exciting moments in exoplanet science came in late february, when nasa's spitzer space telescope announced the discovery of seven rocky planets. Continue reading how far can you see in the universe skip to content universe today space and astronomy news but we can see objects in space which are even more distant with the naked.