A light year is an incredible 9.5 trillion km! Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

A light year is an incredible 9.5 trillion km! Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large (250,000 light-years across) lenticular galaxy NGC 474 (also known as UGC 864) located about 93 million light-years away, and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 at about 95 million light-years away. They lie at a separation of about 160,000 light-years. - Credit: NASA   Incredible

Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large (250,000 light-years across) lenticular galaxy NGC 474 (also known as UGC 864) located about 93 million light-years away, and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 at about 95 million light-years away. They lie at a separation of about 160,000 light-years. - Credit: NASA Incredible

This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy shows over 150,000 stars! Love glitter wallpapers, you will love #glitter galaxy designs http://www.zazzle.com/samsunggalaxycase/products?qs=glitter&sr=250021891597494752&pg=2&ps=96&rf=238478323816001889&tc=glitterwallpaper-suynghilonpin

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008

This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy shows over 150,000 stars! Love glitter wallpapers, you will love #glitter galaxy designs http://www.zazzle.com/samsunggalaxycase/products?qs=glitter&sr=250021891597494752&pg=2&ps=96&rf=238478323816001889&tc=glitterwallpaper-suynghilonpin

This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves to create stunning paintings.

This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves to create stunning paintings.

Art is beautiful and to make a piece of art is to create beauty! Many artists have found themselves using creatives ways to make art. From Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman's stunning art pieces made of strips of canvas, to artist Jacqueline Poirier’s ...

When it comes to the relieving of pain, compared to western medicine, alternative medicine can usually be light-years ahead.

When it comes to the relieving of pain, compared to western medicine, alternative medicine can usually be light-years ahead.

Hubble Space Telescope - The Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius about 700 light-years away, spanning about 0.8 parsecs - 2.5 light-years

Hubble Space Telescope - The Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius about 700 light-years away, spanning about 0.8 parsecs - 2.5 light-years

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

The Andromeda Galaxy is 2 million light years away from us so what we see now is how it appeared 2 million years ago. It will collide with our Milky Way in 2 billions years from now. The two galaxies are heading towards each other at a rate of 430 km/hr.

The Andromeda Galaxy is 2 million light years away from us so what we see now is how it appeared 2 million years ago. It will collide with our Milky Way in 2 billions years from now. The two galaxies are heading towards each other at a rate of 430 km/hr.

If there's intelligent life within 100 light years of our planet, it's likely they've already gotten an earful (or antennae-ful, or whatever analogous organ-ful) of our radio and TV shows, which have been leaking into space since we first started broadcasting them. Scientists have also sent messages, images and even phonograph records into space in order to show E.T. that humanity isn't just about 'The Lone Ranger' and 'I Love Lucy.'

If there's intelligent life within 100 light years of our planet, it's likely they've already gotten an earful (or antennae-ful, or whatever analogous organ-ful) of our radio and TV shows, which have been leaking into space since we first started broadcasting them. Scientists have also sent messages, images and even phonograph records into space in order to show E.T. that humanity isn't just about 'The Lone Ranger' and 'I Love Lucy.'

Nebula N159 spans over 150 light-years and is located in the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, about 170,000 light years away. Visible in the above picture are bright newborn stars, dark filaments of dust, and red-glowing hydrogen gas. Torrential stellar winds from hot, newborn, massive stars within the nebula sculpt ridges, arcs, and filaments in the vast cloud, which is over 150 light-years across.

Nebula N159 spans over 150 light-years and is located in the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, about 170,000 light years away. Visible in the above picture are bright newborn stars, dark filaments of dust, and red-glowing hydrogen gas. Torrential stellar winds from hot, newborn, massive stars within the nebula sculpt ridges, arcs, and filaments in the vast cloud, which is over 150 light-years across.

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