I have always been fascinated with the beauty of the night sky when seen through the eyes of a telescope. So much so that I got a degree in astronomy. Looking at the pictures available of galaxies, nebula, quasars, and more in the new Google Earth 4.2 with Sky can result in some amazingly beautiful views. This image is part of a study by astronomers from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). They conducted this study, called the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey (MCELS), that focused expressly on the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud—the nearest major galaxies to the Milky Way. More than 1,500 individual images from MCELS have been assembled into a large mosaic. You can see this in Google Earth by downloading this collection of imagery from the NOAO. The first folder is the “Large Magellanic Cloud”. If you double click on it and start zooming in, you will be amazed that the universe can create such wonderful art.