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The northern Milky Way, the galaxy containing Earth. The Milky Way runs diagonally from Deneb and the North American nebula in Cygnus at the upper left, to the lower right of the image. Cepheus and Cassiopeia are at the center of the image. Andromeda and Galaxy M31 are at the upper right. Numerous red emission nebulae, dark nebulae and rich open star clusters dot the Milky Way.
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