|The universe is filled
But to see them astronomers must
look out beyond the stars of
the Milky Way.
colorful telescopic view of
spiral galaxy NGC 6384, about 80 million light-years
away in the direction of the constellation
At that distance, NGC 6384 spans an estimated 150,000 light-years.
The sharp image shows details in the distant galaxy's blue spiral
arms and yellowish core.
Still, the individual stars seen in the picture
are all in the close foreground, well
within our own
The brighter Milky Way stars show
noticeable crosses, or
caused by the telescope itself.