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
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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 ...
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.'
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.