Friday, January 09, 2015

My God, It's full of stars

The Andromeda Galaxy , destined to merge with ours in about 4 billion years, is approximately 1.5 times the size of the Milky Way with a star count of about a trillion+ . In looking at NASA's ultra high def picture of same, realize that the myriad of tiny white points revealed in the image is but a tiny percentage of what Andromeda really has in the way of star power, something to consider when realizing it, and us, are just two out of a possible 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe we see all around us. Makes one think doesn't it? Think about the universes we cannot see.

Seen below is an artist's amazing conception of the observable universe
with our tiny SS in the center. :)

"And so it goes" - K Vonnegut

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