Artist's impression of the Milky Way

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This artist’s impression shows how the Milky Way galaxy would look from very different perspectives than we get from the Earth. From some angles the central bulge shows up as a peanut shaped glowing ball of stars and from above the central narrow bar appears clearly. The many spiral arms and their associated dust clouds are also clearly seen.


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

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About the Video

Release date:12 September 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1339

About the Object

Name:Milky Way Galactic Bulge
Type:• X - Stars


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