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The majority of the stars in our Galaxy, the Milky Way, reside in a single huge disc, known as the Galactic Plane, spanning 100 000 light-years across. The Sun also resides in this crowded stellar hub, lying roughly halfway between its centre and its outer edges.

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse at Tara - Ken Williams

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Over 60,000 light-years across, M51’s spiral arms and dust lanes sweep in front of its companion galaxy (right), NGC 5195

Surfing the Milky Way! Hawaii

Milky Way Photography Tips Hawaii

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Physicists say we are made of stardust. Intergalactic debris and far-flung atoms, shards of carbon nanomatter rounded up by gravity to circle the sun. As atoms pass through an eternal revolving door of possible form, energy and mass dance in fluid relationship. We are man, we are thought, we are story. We are all star stuff.

This image from Nasas Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of Orion.

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Tornado nebula

Every single satellite orbiting the Earth / via vuokko

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Blood Moon over San Diego | April 2014

The Blood Moon by Timothy Green / 500px

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Galactic monsoon

Galactic monsoon

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The core of our galaxy, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust.  This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years.  The galactic core is 26000 light years away.

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

APOD: 2011 October 11 - NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

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