And now, some Cosmic Perspective

Here’s a photo from the Hubble Space Telescope:

From NASA’s Flickr stream:

In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a side-on view of NGC 3568, a barred spiral galaxy roughly 57 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation Centaurus. In 2014 the light from a supernova explosion in NGC 3568 reached Earth – a sudden flare of light caused by the titanic explosion accompanying the death of a massive star.

Photos of entire galaxies always blow my mind a little…and that photo contains many galaxies. What an amazingly grand universe!

 

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