From our perspective on the puny planet Earth, our Solar System is pretty darn huge. Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, with countless planetary systems? Impossibly large. This gorgeous new photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope does a good job of putting thing in perspective, even if it's on a scale that we can't fully wrap our brains around.
Each of the bright white dots surrounded by a hazy glow is a galaxy packed with stars. The blurry smudges in the background? Those are all individual galaxies too. But the real star of the show (no pun intended) is the incredibly bright spot in the upper right of the image. That's the massive NGC 4874, a giant galaxy that is ten time larger than our own, and each of those tiny white specks that dot its cloudy surroundings is a star.
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