Going into space with 64k

I’ve more or less grown up with the demo scene on Atari and Amiga. The magicians: coders, graphic artists and musicians made stuff happen on the screen that was simply jaw dropping. Not the least considering the 8-bit computers with all the limitations that implied.

The scene is still alive and limitations is still a factor. This demo Fermi Paradox by Mercury runs on Windows and only requires 64k. And yes, Jaw dropping is still a factor.

Getting our bearings straight

It almost a century ago since the Great Debate where Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis discussed the size of the universe. With the aid of Hubble we got to know a lot more about our place in space. And now, we know even more.

It turns out we are part of a supercluster of galaxies called Laniakea and it’s of course massive beyond comprehension. It spans more than 500 million light-years and contains more than 100,000 galaxies.