The Milky Way

The Milky Way
From the National Optical Astronomical Observatories
This is a wide angle view toward the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. The teapot shape of the stars in the constellation Sagittarius can be seen but the central region of the Galaxy is obscured from sight by intervening gas and dust clouds, and by the myriad stars between Earth and the Galactic core. Taken by David Talent at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
Image Title: Wide angle view of our own Galaxy
Credit: David Talent/AURA/NOAO/NSF
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