Milky way images

Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

The Milky Way shines over a swing at Lily Bay State Park on Moosehead Lake, Maine, USA by AaronPriestPhoto

lifeisverybeautiful: The Milky Way shines over a swing at Lily Bay State Park on Moosehead Lake, Maine, USA by AaronPriestPhoto

Space...The Milky Way. The Milky Way is the spiral galaxy where our solar system lives. It is 100,000 light years in diameter and 1000 light years thick at the center of the galactic disk. There are 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way. Our Sun is 26,400 light years from the galactical center. On a dark night, we can see a faint hazy whitish band of starlight spanning the sky. That band is the Milky Way galaxy.

May gifts found in the dark) *the gift of a starry night. This is what the sky looks like in the middle of the ocean!

Every night you and your bed unknowingly travel 858,240 km around the Sun and 6,256,000 km around the center of the Milky Way.  Sweet dreams.

Before you sleep, gives this a ponder. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos.

Milky way over the Glacier Lagoon, south coast of Iceland. Photo "Glacier Lagoon Milky Way" by Snorri Gunnarsson.

Milky way over the Glacier Lagoon, south coast of Iceland. Photo "Glacier Lagoon Milky Way" Photography by Snorri Gunnarsson.

This is so breathtaking! I would die if i could see this through my own eyes! - Exploring Universe: The Pistol Star: A Brilliant Star in Milky Way's Core

Magical ♡ We are made up of the same elements as the universe ♡ Imagine if we remembered and truly began to shine ♡

The Milky Way, shot from the North Sea coast - Imgur

The Milky Way, shot from the North Sea coast

"Heavens Trail" A place in Ireland, where every two years on June 10 to the stars line up with this path. Actually just a nice pic of the Milky Way! And no the stars don't line up with the path!

Can you spot the Milky Way and its closest neighbor, Andromeda, in this stunning vertical panorama?

Galaxies light up the night sky in amazing cosmic vista

David Kingham originally set out to Mount Chapin in Rocky Mountains National Park

Our Milky Way galaxy is an average-sized barred spiral galaxy measuring up to 120,000 light-years across. Our Sun is located about 27,000 light-years from the galactic core in the Orion arm. Astronomers estimate that the Milky Way contains up to 400 billion stars of various sizes and brightness. A few are supergiants, like Betelgeuse or Rigel. Many more are average-sized stars like our Sun; the vast majority are red dwarf stars; dim, low mass, with a fraction of the brightness of our Sun.

The Planet, the Galaxy and the Laser: Image of the night sky above Paranal on 21 July taken by ESO astronomer Yuri Beletsky.

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