NGC 206 in M 31 (Andromeda Nebula)


NGC 206 ist a giant star cluster located not in our Milkyway but rather in M 31, the Andromeda Nebula.  The Andromeda Nebula itself is said to be similar in size and kind to the Milkyway, our own galaxy, but is some 2.2 million lightyears away from Earth. The light collected for this image has thus been emitted long time before human life evolved.