Monday, October 23, 2017

Our gleaming Milky Way


This image taken at Paranal shows our beautifully gleaming Milky Way galaxy. The thick strip of glimmering stars is the plane of the Galaxy. The dark center may look empty, but it is filled with masses of dust and gas blocking visible light and leaving a shadow through the galaxy's core.

Credit: Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos/ESO
Image Date: October 6, 2017

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