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The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.
Kauai's Mount Waialeale; generally considered the rainiest spot on Earth, drops water down 3,000-foot walls so sheer the sun simultaneously shines on all it’s walls only twice a year. Photo by Leona Boyd.