Artwork of the Milky Way galaxy

Artwork of the Milky Way galaxy

R800/0168 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.2MB

Downloadable file size: 4.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JON LOMBERG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Milky Way galaxy. Artwork of our galaxy, the Milky Way, as seen from above one of its spiral arms. Our solar system is located in a spiral arm at the centre of the image. The Milky Way contains some 100 billion stars, and consists of a central nucleus (upper centre), a disc containing the spiral arms and a huge spherical halo (not seen). It is thought the Milky Way is some 120,000 light years wide. The central nucleus and halo are populated with older stars, while the disc is mainly made up of younger stars and starbirth regions.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, astronomy, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, milky way, science, spiral, spiral arm, spiral galaxy

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.