A light year is an incredible 9.5 trillion km! Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

A light year is an incredible 9.5 trillion km! Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

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Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

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Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large (250,000 light-years across) lenticular galaxy NGC 474 (also known as UGC 864) located about 93 million light-years away, and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 at about 95 million light-years away. They lie at a separation of about 160,000 light-years. - Credit: NASA   Incredible

Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large (250,000 light-years across) lenticular galaxy NGC 474 (also known as UGC 864) located about 93 million light-years away, and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 at about 95 million light-years away. They lie at a separation of about 160,000 light-years. - Credit: NASA Incredible

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This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

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Hubble Space Telescope - The Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius about 700 light-years away, spanning about 0.8 parsecs - 2.5 light-years

Hubble Space Telescope - The Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius about 700 light-years away, spanning about 0.8 parsecs - 2.5 light-years

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NGC 6188 is an emission #nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. @Katie Hrubec #space:

NGC 6188 is an emission #nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. @Katie Hrubec #space:

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The Sombrero Galaxy.This massive, beautiful galaxy is over 50,000 light years from tip to tip. Where it gets its name is pretty obvious.

The Sombrero Galaxy.This massive, beautiful galaxy is over 50,000 light years from tip to tip. Where it gets its name is pretty obvious.

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GEORGE & BRAD TAKEI Present: Team Takei — n-a-s-a: This object, called the Helix nebula,...

GEORGE & BRAD TAKEI Present: Team Takei — n-a-s-a: This object, called the Helix nebula,...

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THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY 28 million light years from earth and 50,ooo light years across . Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope.

THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY 28 million light years from earth and 50,ooo light years across . Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope.

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This Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image reveals a pair of one-half light-year long interstellar 'twisters' - eerie funnels and twisted-rope structures - in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) which lies 5,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.

This Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image reveals a pair of one-half light-year long interstellar 'twisters' - eerie funnels and twisted-rope structures - in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) which lies 5,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.

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