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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.

7. Crab nebula

Crab nebula

Crab nebula

Nearly 1,000 years ago, Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded seeing a bright light in both the day and night skies for nearly two years. Later astronomers would identify it as a nebula (a collection of gas and dust) remaining from a supernova located nearly 6300 light-years from Earth. (Search: NGC 1952)


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