Milky Way

Milky Way

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Credit: JON LOMBERG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Milky Way. Conceptual artwork of a backbone seen running across the Milky Way. The Milky Way is the band of light crossing the sky formed from the millions of stars in the disc of our galaxy. The painting was inspired by the !Kung people of the Kalahari Desert, Botswana, who refer to the Milky Way as the "backbone of night".

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Keywords: !kung, artwork, astronomy, backbone of night, conceptual, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, illustration, milky way, night sky, science, starfield, stars

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