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Our Corner* Of The Universe

Every single dot you see with your naked eye in the night sky is a star of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Not just of our galaxy but the local area with the galaxy. 

I used to think, and I've no idea which man in a pub told me this, that every dot you see in the night sky is another galaxy. I wasn't alone as I see it's a common question on Google as well.

Phone astrophotography with a lot of stars

* Not sure how we can have a corner of something that is likely to be infinite, certainly expanding at an ever greater rate, and could even be curved.

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