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Northern lights

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

This is a shooting star.. It is only a couple of hundred light years distant. Mira is moving very fast relative to everything near it, likely because it was ejected from a star | http://exploringuniversecollections.blogspot.com

This is a real shooting star! It is only a couple of hundred light years distant. Mira is moving very fast relative to everything near it, likely because it was ejected from a star cluster.

Travel and See the World

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.

No idea what nebula this is, but the colors, were they visible to the human eye, would be a beacon I could hardly resist.

NGC 6559 is a star-forming region (in Simeis 188) located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius, showing both emission (red) and reflection (bluish) regions.

ohstarstuff: “NGC 6559 is a chaotic star-forming region of gas and dust located at a distance of about light-years from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius. Visible above are red glowing.

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.

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.