Exclusive: the Big Dipper opens the doors to infinity for us
One hundred and twenty million centuries contemplate us. This is M101, one of the many galaxies in the famous saucepan-shaped constellation, whose spiral is formed by myriads of suns. To observe it is to plunge into the abyss of time. Because, behind the brightest stars and therefore the most recent, each golden point represents another galaxy, located for the most distant 12 billion light years. Not so far from the big bang on a cosmic scale!