Spiral Galaxy

| Thursday, October 16, 2008

Messier 74 galaxy shows billions of stars forming within its spiral arms. The clusters of blue young stars, and the pink areas indicate concentrations of ionized hydrogen. There are over ONE HUNDRED BILLION stars.

Isn't this amazing? Images from space always amazes me. It really shows how small we are in an infinitely vast Universe.


Photograph courtesy NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration


Yalixa said...

ever heard of a quasar? they are believed to be stars from what I have read but may actually be distant galaxies....crazy to think about what there is beyond us and earth...