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Gorgeous Galaxy


Photographer Nicolas Economou captured this shot of the Milky Way galaxy on August 16, near Nikiti, Greece. The Milky Way includes our solar system.

Because of the pandemic, Greece has not been overcrowded with tourists. Fewer people can mean less light pollution. This makes the night sky darker than usual. And that makes it easier to see the Milky Way. The galaxy is nearly 14 billion years old. Astronomers think it could have 400 billion stars.