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Artist's impression of the sky seen from within an ultra-dense galaxy

Artist's impression of the sky seen from within an ultra-dense galaxy


Date: 29 April 2008
Depicts: Artist's impression of the sky from within an ultra-dense galaxy
Copyright: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

This illustration from a hypothetical planet in a distant ultra-dense galaxy reveals a sky packed with thousands of stars. There are 200 times more stars in this sky than in our Earth's night-time sky. The ultra-dense galaxies existed about 11 thousand million years ago. They are a fraction of the size of today's galaxies but contain the same number of stars.
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