Weekend Wonder

Photo by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Photo by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Phil Plait over at the Bad Astronomy blog estimated that there are approximately 200,000 starts in this photograph of a very tiny section of our own Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius. 200.000 thousand suns in an area of the sky about two thirds of our moon. How many worlds are revolving around each of those stars? How small are we and yet how wondrous.

 

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