Milky Way over the Atacama Desert

Milky Way over the Atacama Desert

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Milky Way. Southern view of the Milky Way from the bright galactic bulge in Sagittarius and Scorpius (left) to Centaurus and Crux (the Southern Cross) at right, as view from the Atacama Desert, Chile. The bright red-orange star Antares can be seen at upper centre, whilst Alpha and Beta Centauri, the two brightest stars of Centaurus are at upper right. Next to these are the Coalsack dark nebula and the Southern Cross (upper right corner).

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