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Small Magellanic Cloud. It has a diameter of about 7,000 light-years and contain several hundred million stars.

This Small Magellic Cloud is considered as a dwarf irregular galaxy. It has a diameter of about light-years and contains several hundred million stars. This cloud is very small compared to the Milky Way, our light years galaxy.

Valentine's Day in Space: Love Photos of the Cosmos

A Rose in Space - NGC 2237 This flower-shaped nebula, also known by the less romantic name NGC is a huge star-forming cloud of dust and gas in our Milky Way galaxy. Estimates of the nebula’s.

Andromeda Galaxy ~ a massive spiral, 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Its population of bright young blue stars lies along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

The Infrared Visible Andromeda Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope Mayall Telescope (KPNO, NOAO), Digitized Sky Survey, Spitzer Space Telescope: Robert Gendler

Hubble Telescope's humble work up above the clouds

Christmas Tree Cluster, Fox Fur Nebula/ Cone Nebula in Monoceros, NGC The…

Galaxy Andromeda.  Infrared   The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way

Infrared The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier or NGC is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way

Soooo Wow !!! The Butterfly nebula,  NGC 6302, lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

the butterfly nebula / NGC 6302 / lies about light-years away in the constellation scorpius.

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NATURE/ starlight Montana- I'm sure I've already pinned this, and I haven't been very many places. But, Montana skies are by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

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