Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way

This artist’s impression shows how the Milky Way galaxy would look seen from almost edge on and from a very different perspective than we get from the Earth. The central bulge shows up as a peanut shaped glowing ball of stars and the spiral arms and their associated dust clouds form a narrow band.

Credit:

ESO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Kornmesser/R. Hurt

About the Image

Id:eso1339a
Type:Artwork
Release date:12 September 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1339
Size:2790 x 1650 px

About the Object

Type:Milky Way
Category:Illustrations

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