Far beyond our Milky Way Galaxy are as many as 500,000,000,000 other Island Universes, a myriad of infinite shapes and colors throughout the Cosmos. There are spirals, both face-on and edge-on, ellipticals and irregulars, and wonderful galactic groupings. Until confirmed as self-contained systems unto themselves by Edwin Hubble and others, they were believed to be no different than the gaseous nebulae within our own galaxy. Our nearest neighbor, M31 Andromeda, is a staggering 3,000,000 light-years distance. Exhibited in this gallery are objects beyond the Milky Way Galaxy. Enjoy the photographs!