We are alone in the universe..the most ridiculous statement ever made. Probability has us with at least a few other BILLION planets that have inhabitants most likely far more intelligent than us as well.
Dramatically backlit dust lanes in #NGC7049 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of NGC 7049 in the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky. A family of globular clusters appears as glittering spots dusted around the galaxy halo. Astronomers study the globular clusters in NGC 7049 to learn more about its formation and evolution. The dust lanes, which appear as a lacy web, are dramatically backlit by the millions of stars in the halo of NGC 7049.
This very deep image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the spiral galaxy NGC 4921 along with a spectacular backdrop of more distant galaxies. Credit: NASA, ESA and K. Cook (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)