T-Shirt “We are the universe, observing itself” 730712


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Comfy tee with cosmic message. Hubble telescope image, with my own answer to the question, “Who am I?” Here’s how I arrived at those six little/big words, “We are the universe, observing itself”:

— there are trillions of galaxies in (just) the observable universe, each with millions to trillions of stars

— time has always been…(otherwise what was before the “beginning” of time?)

— space continues infinitely in all directions…(otherwise what’s beyond its “edge”?)

— I think it would be highly irrational/provincial to assume Earth is the only planet, amongst the virtually infinite number of planets in the cosmos, to host intelligent life

— on each of the myriad planets throughout spacetime hosting intelligent life, countless trillions of fellow intelligent, self-aware lifeforms will have come to this exact same conclusion: “We are the universe, observing itself” (as have many people on this planet, too…I’d guess at least many thousands, if not millions)

— so the awareness of our identity as the universe is literally sprinkled like stardust throughout the infinitude of spacetime

— we are continuants of this eons-old, cosmos-wide awareness…spellbound with the wonder of being…resonating across the parsecs and millennia with our fellow cosmic comrades throughout spacetime, realizing that we all are/have been/always will be the same thing:

“We are the universe, observing itself”


— and I’ll bet countless other “aware” artists throughout spacetime have also made T-shirts with this exact same slogan 😉


Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA

Image description:

To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s first day in space, NASA astronomers released this beautiful image of two interacting galaxies in the shape of a rose.

Together, the pair of dancing galaxies are called Arp 273. They lie in the constellation Andromeda, about 300 million light-years from Earth. Though connected by a thin bridge of stars, they’re tens of thousands of light-years from each other.

The larger galaxy, called UGC 1810, is about five times as massive as its smaller companion, UGC 1813. Astronomers think the smaller galaxy plunged straight through the larger: UGC 1810’s inner set of spiral arms is highly warped, a telltale sign of distortion by UGC 1813’s gravitational pull. Meanwhile, UGC 1813 shows an intense burst of star formation in its nucleus, possibly triggered by swan-diving through its neighbor.

The image was captured on Dec. 17, 2010 with three colored filters in Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.

“For 21 years, Hubble has profoundly changed our view of the universe, allowing us to see deep into the past while opening our eyes to the majesty and wonders around us,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in a press release. “I was privileged to pilot space shuttle Discovery as it deployed Hubble. After all this time, new Hubble images still inspire awe and are a testament to the extraordinary work of the many people behind the world’s most famous observatory.”


Blurb from the manufacturer:

This t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for all.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

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