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95.2 x 26.4 cm ⏐ 37.5 x 10.4 in (300dpi)
MIGUEL CLARO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MIGUEL CLARO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Composite image of the Milky Way captured from the Atacama Desert, Chile, and Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal. The Milky Way is our galaxy seen from the inside, forming a band of stars and nebulae stretching across the sky. The bright object above the galaxy's central bulge is the planet Jupiter. At bottom left is the spiral galaxy Andromeda. The largest globular cluster in the Milky Way, Omega Centauri, is at right. At left is the summer triangle, formed of the stars Vega (brightest star in left galaxy arm), Deneb (near the red North America nebula) and Altair (below the arm towards centre).
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