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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the core of the Milky Way as can best be rendered using our best telescopes and years to properly "colorize."

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.

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared One of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. The dark band of dust that obscures the mid-section of the Sombrero Galaxy in optical light actually glows brightly in infrared light. The above image, digitally sharpened, shows the infrared glow, recently recorded by the orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope

Whoa. God's creativity greatly surpasses our own. Just look at our universe!

Orion's Dreamy Stars | NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

Particle-like and wave-like behavior are properties we ascribe to light • Without us, light has no properties, no existence. ~ Neils Bohr

A Tall MilkyWay "There are four hundred billion stars out there just in our galaxy alone.

The Flaming Star nebula lies about 1,500 light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).

~~section of the Galactic plane measured with the Spitzer Space Telescope | NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin)~~

Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.