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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Astronomy Tuesday

I'm endlessly fascinated by deep space images; I love to find a tiny galaxy in a corner and hurt my brain imagining the billions of stars and trillions of worlds there and wondering if any of them contain creatures as simultaneously kind and destructive as we humans.

In this image, of the Coma Cluster, almost everything you see is a galaxy -- the cluster contains more than 1000 galaxies. It's more than 300 million light years away, so the fact that we even know it exists, that we can see actual photographs of it, are definitely points in humanity's favor. We're not all idiots -- they're just a lot louder.

Image Credit: Russ Carroll, Robert Gendler, & Bob Franke; Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory

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