image taken from the International Space Station of America's eastern cost at night which shows northeastward: Philadelphia-New York City-Boston corridor, bottom-center, western Lake Ontario shoreline with Toronto, left edge; Montreal, near center
Foto tirada na Estação Espacial Internacional mostra Itália de noite
Galaxies look like art, like something unreal. However, what stuns me the most is not the beauty. It is the fact that places like this exist, gigantic places, with their own system. and that we're barely a dust in this world of giants.
The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebula to star clusters, all embedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
NGC 891 Edge-on- The spiral galaxy spans about 100 thousand light-years and is seen almost exactly edge-on from our perspective. In fact, about 30 million light-years distant in the constellation Andromeda, NGC 891 looks a lot like our Milky Way.