"Explore everything from asteroids in our own solar system to the most distant quasars ever observed! Discover truly exotic objects such as carbon stars, methane dwarfs, super-massive black holes and supernovae, all using the same high-quality data that professional astronomers use"
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When we look at the sky on a clear night, and we see a bright strip of light across the sky, we are actually looking at the light from billions of stars that make up the Milky Way
When we look at vast distances across the Universe, we see hundreds of millions of galaxies. It doesn’t matter how far we look, we always seem to find more galaxies - and, because the speed of light is finite, far away in space means far back in time!
When we look at a group of galaxies like the one in the right (picture credits: Hubble Space Telescope), we are in fact only seeing about 10% of the total mass of that group. This means that, if we count all the mass in the stars and gas of those galaxies, and then compare it with the mass that we measure by other means, we come up short - very short.