We sail through endless skies stars shine like eyes the black night sighs The moon in silver trees falls down in tears light of the night The earth, a purple blaze of sapphire haze in orbit always Planet Caravan ~ Black Sabbath
One of the most difficult and wonderful concepts to get our mind around space is the distances. We have over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone. The closest is so far it would take of years to get there on the fastest rocket.
A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.