These Dots Represent More Than 1,000 Galaxies: New Infrared Image Reveals Glory of God in Outer Space – CBN News Steve Warren

This image may look like a blue sky, but it’s an infrared image with hundreds of tiny dots of light, and each dot is a galaxy (PHOTO: European Space Agency)
These Dots Represent More Than 1,000 Galaxies: New Infrared 
Image Reveals Glory of God in Outer Space

CBN News Steve Warren

A new image released by the European Space Agency (ESA) reveals more than 1,000 points of light 

that are actually individual galaxies.

The infrared image was taken by the ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory’s Spectral and Photometric 

Imaging Receiver (SPIRE).

The image shows the North Galactic Pole, covering 180 square degrees of the sky.


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Astronomers say each point of light in the image represents a galaxy. A galaxy is an enormous array 

of stars, interstellar gas, and dust. For example, our galaxy is known as The Milky Way. Scientists 
believe it includes more than 100 billion stars.

Images like this one reaffirm the Psalmist’s declaration who wrote in the Bible’s Old Testament:

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” – Psalm 19:1

According to the website Answers in Genesis, the Bible indicates that the universe has stretched out 

or expanded.

Isaiah 40:22 tells us that God stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent 

to dwell in. The verse also suggests the universe has increased in size since God created it and he is 
causing it to expand.

“He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.” – Psalms 147:4

According to, images like this one allow astronomers to estimate the total number of 

galaxies across the entire observable universe. A few years ago, astronomers came to the realization 
that the universe contains up to 10 to 20 times more galaxies than previously thought.

The star-gazing scientists’ best guess is the universe contains somewhere between one and two trillion 

galaxies. This means the universe is literally overflowing with stars, somewhere around the number 
of 700 sextillion stars — the number seven followed by 23 zeros.

And that’s just the estimated number of stars in the observable universe. There could also be trillions

 more that we cannot see with our current technology.

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon, and the stars, which thou hast 

ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” 
– Psalms 8:3 – 4.

The powerful Hillsong Worship song BELOW talks about how God’s awesome power is seen in 

Creation, declaring: “As You speak, a hundred billion galaxies are born, in the vapor of Your breath 
the planets form, if the stars were made to worship so will I.”

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