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The Stars Shine On: The Language of the Heavens

Andromeda Galaxy

During an evening this past summer, our family spent some time doing what virtually all of us do at one time or another. We went outside and looked at the stars. Given the glare of city lights, it wasn’t a perfect view as these things go. And yet it wasn’t easy to get my kids back in the house to get ready for bed. There’s just something about looking at all those stars.

As great a spectacle as the night sky is with the naked eye, it can sometimes take on even more wonder when we view it with the aid of technology. In low orbit around the Earth, the famous Hubble Space Telescope is able to take extremely high resolution images of space without distortion from the atmosphere.