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The 16 best starscapes in Google Sky

Travel the universe from your desktop

Here are some amazing images that are literally out of this world. With views of 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies, Google Sky lets you be a virtual space traveller with just a few clicks of a mouse.

4. A modern-art nebula

A modern-art nebula

A modern-art nebula

This magnificent collection of gas and dust lit by nearby stars is called the Carina Nebula. It's a celestial masterpiece with some of the same abstract swirls, implied motion, and vivid colours that characterise the artwork of Jackson Pollock. (Search: NGC 3372)


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