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n-a-s-a: A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars

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The most accurate map of the Milky Way ever produced includes some 400 million stars never before seen by humans.

The most accurate map of the Milky Way ever produced includes some 400 million stars never before seen by humans.

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The Milky Way, our home galaxy in space, is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the center. See how our Milky Way Galaxy works in this Space.com infographic.

The Milky Way, our home galaxy in space, is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the center. See how our Milky Way Galaxy works in this Space.com infographic.

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This Antique Celestial print dates from the 19th Century and beautifully renders an expanse of the milky way and constellations with a warm cream on black. So beautiful! Looks great in both small or large sizes.  My antiquarian Astronomy prints are restored to give them a unique design as Wall Art with a beautiful velvety texture and printed on 255gsm Archival Fine Art Paper. For lovers of Antique Astronomy art, 19th Century art and illustrations, and beautiful vintage prints.  Milky Way…

This Antique Celestial print dates from the 19th Century and beautifully renders an expanse of the milky way and constellations with a warm cream on black. So beautiful! Looks great in both small or large sizes. My antiquarian Astronomy prints are restored to give them a unique design as Wall Art with a beautiful velvety texture and printed on 255gsm Archival Fine Art Paper. For lovers of Antique Astronomy art, 19th Century art and illustrations, and beautiful vintage prints. Milky Way…

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The Milky Way Galaxy ~  a spiral galaxy consisting of over  400 billion stars , plus gas and dust arranged into three general components as shown to the left:        The halo - a roughly spherical distribution which contains the oldest stars in the Galaxy,      The nuclear bulge and Galactic Center.      The disk, which contains the majority of the stars, including the sun, and virtually all of the gas and dust

The Milky Way Galaxy ~ a spiral galaxy consisting of over 400 billion stars , plus gas and dust arranged into three general components as shown to the left: The halo - a roughly spherical distribution which contains the oldest stars in the Galaxy, The nuclear bulge and Galactic Center. The disk, which contains the majority of the stars, including the sun, and virtually all of the gas and dust

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A map of the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

A map of the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

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Incredible New View of the Milky Way Revealed

Incredible New View of the Milky Way Revealed

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Our sun is located about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way. Illustration via Caltech.

Our sun is located about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way. Illustration via Caltech.

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This map shows the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy - a spiral galaxy of at least two hundred billion stars. Our Sun is buried deep within the Orion Arm about 26 000 light years from the centre. Towards the centre of the Galaxy the stars are packed together much closer than they are where we live. Notice also the presence of small globular clusters of stars which lie well outside the plane of the Galaxy, and notice too the presence of a nearby dwarf galaxy - the Sagittarius dwarf - which…

This map shows the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy - a spiral galaxy of at least two hundred billion stars. Our Sun is buried deep within the Orion Arm about 26 000 light years from the centre. Towards the centre of the Galaxy the stars are packed together much closer than they are where we live. Notice also the presence of small globular clusters of stars which lie well outside the plane of the Galaxy, and notice too the presence of a nearby dwarf galaxy - the Sagittarius dwarf - which…

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