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thousand galaxies are centered in Abell 851, 5 billion light
years away. But, that's
galaxy is shaped like a giant
rotating in space, with arms reaching out like on a pinwheel and our Sun
is one star on one arm of that pinwheel. It would take 250 million years
for the pinwheel to make one full rotation. But this is only our galaxy.
There are many other galaxies with many other shapes, including spirals,
spherical clusters, flat pancakes.
"The average distance between
one galaxy and another is about 20 million trillion miles. Our closest
to the Milky Way, our home galaxie).is
about 12 million trillion miles away. For every patch of sky the size of
the moon, if you look very deep, there are about a million galaxies.".Isaiah
40:26 "Lift up your eyes on high and behold
who has created these things..."
Most galaxies like the Milky
Way are surrounded by smaller satellite galaxies, but the 1000 or so expected
to be found in the Milky Way, yielded only 10. So, compared to what's all
out there that we know of, the
Milky Way seems sparse.
Picture: The brightest part
of the Milky Way, the heart of our galaxy, towers above the peak of the
grand volcanic mountain, Damavand. Mount Damavand is the highest mountain
in the Middle East and the highest volcano in Asia. For the photographer
this is the place that you can reach serenity. Nandal, Mazandaran Province,
Iran, June 8 2018. Credit: Majid Ghohroodi, Iran.
potential exists in what we call space.