Milky Way above Saharan rocks

Milky Way above Saharan rocks

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Milky Way above Saharan rocks. The Milky Way, our galaxy seen from the inside, is the band of stars and nebulae running diagonally across the sky. Here, it is seen above an eroded sandstone cliff in the Sahara. Jupiter is at lower left. Photographed in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tassili National Park, in southern Algeria, within the Sahara.

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Keywords: 2009, africa, african, algeria, algerian, astronomical, astronomy, celestial, cliff, desert, eroded, erosion, geological, geology, jovian, jupiter, may, milky way, moonlit, nature, night sky, night time, nighttime, physical geography, planet, planetary science, planets, rock formation, rock formations, rocks, rocky, sahara, saharan, science, scientific, sky, skyline, space, star, starry sky, stars, tassili national park, unesco world heritage site, world heritage site

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