THE PATH

THE JOURNEY OF A PHOTON

 

The Path is my Graduate Project from the Digital Design program at VFS. For this project I chose a topic that I have been interested since I was a kid. Space.

The story is about a photon that comes from one of the furthest galaxies ever seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, spotted in the galaxy cluster ABELL 2744, better known as Pandora’s Cluster. NASA’s scientist estimate the galaxy at a distance of 13.2 billion light-years from us, this means that the photons of that galaxy have been traveling to us almost as long as the estimated age of the universe (13.7 billion years).



INSPIRATION

These are NASA’s pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, on the left is the clean image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744 (Pandora’s Cluster) creating a gravitational lens effect. This effect is the reason the scientist could find this galaxy, increasing it’s brightness up to 10 times.

On the right image is shown the galaxy (red spot) at different moments translating behind the cluster of galaxies.

NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI). “Image/Video Use Policy Space Telescope imagery is free for anyone to use.” =>http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1401a/ and http://www.spacetelescope.org/copyright/ -HubbleSite: NewsCenter


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