Friday, October 07, 2005

We live in a very average Galaxy, but hey, average is GOOD...

Did you know that our "Milky Way" Galaxy contains about 200,000 billion stars. On a moonless, cloudless night you'd be lucky if you could make out more than 2,000 stars with the naked eye. So at best we can only ever see about 0.00001% of all the stars in our Galaxy! Now look at M87 Virgo A by comparison...yikes! Posted by Picasa

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