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This image is of a galaxy grouping called "Stephan's Quintet" which lies some 300 million light years away... i.e. the light you see today started its travel towards earth maybe 50 million years before the beginning of the age of the dinosaurs on earth ... a sobering thought, though actually quite recent (and quite a short distance) in astronomical terms. (APOD)