10 billion years ago our sun wasn’t even around yet. In fact, our sun is only about 4.5 billion years old, so if you were standing on a planet in the milky way galaxy and looked up at the night sky you would see something entirely different from what you see now. Yeah, that goes without saying, I know. But the sky you’d see without light pollution doesn’t hold a candle to this.
While this is only an artist’s rendition, NASA has confirmed that this is likely what you’d see. A sky “ablaze with star birth. Pink clouds of gas harbor newborn stars, and bluish-white, young star clusters litter the landscape,” NASA also goes on to explain that galaxies don’t grow as quickly as they get older and they also slow the creation of stars. The shots below, taken by the Hubble Telescope, show how galaxies similar to ours evolve over time
Kind of makes you wonder what it would be like to be an artist even in the late 1800’s…oh wait.