This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. - Courtesy Photo | NASA

This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. - Courtesy Photo | NASA

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Located about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. - Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

Located about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. - Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

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You can see the Milky Way Galaxy from Earth with the naked eye - Milky Way Galaxy facts

You can see the Milky Way Galaxy from Earth with the naked eye - Milky Way Galaxy facts

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Milky Way Galaxy as seen from Earth http://astronomyisawesome.com/category/galaxies/

Milky Way Galaxy as seen from Earth http://astronomyisawesome.com/category/galaxies/

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This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our  Milky Way Galaxy. The Large Magellanic Cloud, located 160,000 light-years from Earth, is one of a handful of dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way. - Credit:  NASA/JPL-Caltech/STSc

This vibrant image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy. The Large Magellanic Cloud, located 160,000 light-years from Earth, is one of a handful of dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way. - Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STSc

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Milky Way Dawn - Pre-dawn (3:28 AM). Milky Way over the Grand Teton Range, near Moran Junction, Wyoming. | by Royce's NightScapes on500px

Milky Way Dawn - Pre-dawn (3:28 AM). Milky Way over the Grand Teton Range, near Moran Junction, Wyoming. | by Royce's NightScapes on500px

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23 Pictures That Will Make You Realise How Insignificant You Are - from earth this is all you ever see at night when you look up in the sky:

23 Pictures That Will Make You Realise How Insignificant You Are - from earth this is all you ever see at night when you look up in the sky:

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