Psychology (or is it Psychiatry) fascinates me like Astronomy (or is it Astrology). If I could start over, I'd pursue one of those. Its all so damn cool. For instance, the light you see from stars is actually light the star had cast billions of years ago. You're looking at light that shined billions of years in the past. The star may not even be there anymore. How f#$king cool is that?!?!?!
Matt_D is partitally correct, but no galaxy's visible to the naked eye in a telescope is billons of light years away(The Hubble can only look back to about 12 or so billion years which was around the time the universe was forming), more on the order of 50 ot 150 millon with the closest being 2.3 millon(andromeda) which is visible to the naked eye. In case your interested the closest star is only 4.2 light years away
Sorry fellas, I thought I had heard the closest star to Earth (not incl. our Sun) was over a million light years. But then again, I also heard the Fiero was supposed to replace the Corvette as the number-one American sports car but the chassis was too wimpy. Damn liars!!!! All of 'em!!!!