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This is a picture taken of deep space by the Hubble telescope.

Most of the dots you see are not stars, but galaxies. Galaxies... with hundreds of billions of stars in each one.

To give you an idea of that, you can see maybe 2,500 stars from the best spot on the earth. In the Milky Way, our galaxy, there are estimated to be 200 billion stars.

Multiply that by the hundreds of galaxies shown in the picture, which is only a fraction of the universe. There are billions of galaxies.

We are so small and we know so very little.


by Brett Rogers, 4/3/2007 9:41:42 AM


Hey Brett,

Some night when it's clear and the moon is not showing much, take a pair of binoculars and head out of the city about 30 miles (also away from small towns as much as possible). Let your eyes acclimate to the darkness and take a look at the sky through the binoculars. Pretty amazing stuff. You'll be able to see far more than 2,500 stars. Beautiful. :)



Posted by Kelly, 4/3/2007 12:36:12 PM

I'll have to do that... the kids would love that, too!



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 4/3/2007 12:45:45 PM

One of my all time favorite Hubble images, Brett - thanks!




Posted by BobG, 4/4/2007 7:01:51 PM

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