ngc3628

Leo Triplet. M65 (upper right), M66 (lower right), and NGC3628 (left). 3 interacting galaxies 35 million light years away. There are approximately 1 trillion stars in this image! If only 1% have planets, and 1% of those have planets in the habitable zone, and 1% of those have life, and 1% of those have complex life, and 1% of those have intelligent life, there are 100 civilizations out there that may be staring back at you in this picture!