Just how large is this Universe we live in? Makes one really feel insignificant in the big scheme of things.
Sombrero at 28,000,000 light years away! Now a light year is about 6 billion miles so what is 28 million times 6 billion? No wonder NASA and the Space Lab were so thrilled to receive these pictures from the Hubble telescope.
In third place is Nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo becauseit looks like a face surrounded by a furry hood. The hood is, in fact, a ring of comet-shaped objects flying away from a dying star.Eskimo is 5,000 light years from Earth.
The Trifid Nebula. A 'stellar nursery', 9,000 light years from here, it is where new stars are being born.