Moon rocks inbound with Chang’e 5. Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Dec 04, 2020, 03:22 AM
Image:  Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
 
Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com; in re:   The Moon; Chang’e 5.  Large Moon mares:volcanic pits. Measure parallax of nearby stars: if you look in August and January, it’ll shift slightly. Can get precise location, but not as well from the ground; rather e, from Gaea – 1.8 billion stars !  Can map the Milky Way.  Some stars move slowly toward the elliptic; others flying away fast.  100 parsecs.  Large Magellanic Cloud.