Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite
This astonishing photo takes our wonders beyond the world. It shows the young stars (a few million years old) in the Small Magellanic Cloud, an irregular galaxy:
Photo credit: Chandra.harvard.edu
What is the Small Magellanic Cloud?
- One of the closest galaxies to our Milky Way.
- Its size is about 160 light years across. (1 light-year = 5.878625 trillion miles)
- 180,000 light years from Earth.
- It has a diameter of about 7,000 light-years and contains several hundred million stars.
- It has a total mass of approximately 7 billion times the mass of the Sun.
The size of the SMC and distance indeed give another perspective of infinite.
APRIL 4, 2013 (release date): NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope has made the first detection of X-ray emission from young solar-type stars that lie outside our Milky Way galaxy.
Here is the infinite interpretation from my small lens:
View WPC Infinite, click here.
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