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Space is the breath of art.

I thought this would be worth a mention….

The constellations have been gazed upon in wonder since the dawn of civilisation. We are taught their namesĀ and how to spot them from a fairly early age. Looking out your window now (if its night-time there thatĀ is) you could most probably instantly recognise constellations such as the Great Bear (Ursa Major), Orion and perhaps the Big Dipper, but few will be able to spot the Milky Way. Our galaxy is by far one of the most profound and interesting things you can see in the night sky. You are looking at hundreds of billions of stars all suspended in a single plane circling a lone black hole. The galaxy comprises of a concentration of stars separated by a band of dark interstellar clouds called ‘the Great Rift’. Read more…

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