Starry, Starry Night

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 billion years ago. They are a fraction of the size of today's galaxies but contain the same number of stars.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic0811b
Type:Artwork
Release date:29 April 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0811
Size:4000 x 3200 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Planet : Type : Terrestrial
Category:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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