Guiding Light To The Stars. A view of the Milky Way from the North Island in New Zealand. The light on the right is from the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. Credit to Mark Gee.

Tree Under the Stars | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Shooting Star over Lake Ferry | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Our Milky Way Galaxy: A Traveler's Guide

Las mejores fotografías astronómicas del año según el Real Observatorio de Greenwich

The Stars Above And The Fog Below (Wellington, New Zealand)

The best astronomy photographs of the past four years

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51). Winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 and the Deep Space category. Besides M51 there is also a small companion galaxy with which it's interacting. (Image credit: Martin Pugh) Mona Evans, “What Is a Galaxy” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179279.asp

Stars

Large Magellanic Cloud. It's a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, located nearly 200,000 light years away. It's sprinkled with star-forming regions like this one with clouds of collapsing gas lit up by young stars. (Image: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.) ©Mona Evans, “What Is a Galaxy” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179279.asp

Night Lights

Artist impression of the Milky Way. (Image credit: NASA) This is what we think the Milky way would look like if we could see it face-on. There is a central bar and tightly-wound spiral arms. ©Mona Evans, “What Is a Galaxy” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179279.asp

Death Star: Eta Carinae, one of the closest stars to Earth is huge and unstable and will likely explode in a supernova in the relatively near future (On an astronomical timeline this could be a million years from now). via NASA

Looking At The Stars

Magellanic Clouds from the Atacama Desert. [Photo: Stephane Guisard-Astrosurf.com/sguisard (TWAN)] The two satellite galaxies of the Milky Way are in the upper right of the image - they do look like clouds! On the left side you can see the band of the southern Milky Way, an edge-on view of the disk of the Galaxy. Mona Evans, "Milky Way - Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180135.asp

One of the more beautiful Milky Way photos I've seen. This one is taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada.

Milky Way Path by Nuno Serrão

Milky Way Glacier

Eclipse from Space☆★