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Scutum constellation. The faint constellation Scutum contains a bright patch of the Milky Way called the Scutum star cloud. The region is best seen in the summer in the northern hemisphere. The Milky Way is our galaxy seen from within, which makes it appear as a band of light crossing the sky. In places, dark clouds of dust block the light from the stars behind.
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