“…He made the stars also.”

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From the Smokies

On an average night away from city lights, if you know where to look, you can see a faint smudge with the naked eye! That smudge is the Andromeda Galaxy.  It is 2.3 million lightyears away and is the most distant thing you can see with the naked eye!

Let me take a moment and explain what 2.3 million light years actually means!  It’s hard sometimes to really get a feel for the vast distances in space because our brains just can’t handle the large numbers!  One lightyear is the distance that light travels in one year!  Not too complicated right?  Okay!  So when you do the math, it takes 2.3 million years to travel between the Andromeda Galaxy and our own galaxy at the speed of light.  That works out to be around 13,520,549,600,000,000,000 miles!  Okay, maybe you’re still not picturing it!  If we scale down so that one lightyear…

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