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Humility: Andromeda’s actual size, not accounting for the fact it is 2.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS away, compared with the moon's 238,000 MILES away.  It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars...absolutely amazing

Andromeda’s actual size…

Funny pictures about Andromeda's actual size. Oh, and cool pics about Andromeda's actual size. Also, Andromeda's actual size.

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 16 Five Planets and the Moon over Australia It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That’s because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic. When...

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 16 Five Planets and the Moon over Australia It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That’s because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic.

Soooo Wow !!! The Butterfly nebula,  NGC 6302, lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

the butterfly nebula / NGC 6302 / lies about light-years away in the constellation scorpius.

Phoenix Nebula

The PHOENIX Nebula, (photographed by the Hubble space telescope) -appears as a star cluster mass with super dust clouds surrounding it. Obviously looks a wee bit like an angel too!

This remarkable, high-definition photo from NASA's Earth-observing satellite Suomi NPP is actually a composite of several images of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012.  vintagraph.com

Planet Earth in Gorgeous High Definition

NASA has proclaimed this image the MOST amazing high definition image of Earth ever. This ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth was taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP.

That electrical current was discovered near galaxy 3C303. It's not doing anything that cool ... it's just firing a massive jet of electrified matter 150,000 light-years into outer space.  RTh 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space | Cracked.com (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post26032696&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space

That electrical current was discovered near galaxy It's not doing anything that cool . it's just firing a massive jet of electrified matter light-years into outer space. RTh 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space Cracked.

The Tree Of Life.

The Tree Of Life.

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