A galaxy spiraling amongst the stars is a majestic sight to see. You might think that it would require fancy plugins for After Effects, but you can create something similar without them! Caleb Ward from Creative Cloud shows us how in this video: https://www-youtube-com/watch?v=y95DBtsNGYo
2017 Edition – Galaxy
Caleb uses the built-in tools in Ae to create a nebula effect, which he then extends upon by animating stars and galaxy matter. With no need for third party plugins or extensions you can do plenty with turbulent noise as well!