The Milky Way in Scorpius & Ophiucus

The Milky Way in Scorpius & Ophiucus

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Credit: JOHN CHUMACK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Milky Way in Scorpius and Ophiucus. The Milky Way is the galaxy, made up of some 200 to 400 billion stars and their planets, in which our Solar System is positioned. It has a mass of roughly 750 billion to one trillion solar masses and a diameter of about 100,000 light years. Taken near Copper Mt., colourado 80mm lens, Medium Format Camera, 400PPF, 30 min exp. 7/4/97.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophotography, cosmology, galactic, galaxies, galaxy, milky, outer space, science, spiral galaxies, spiral galaxy, star, stars, way

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