Wide angle view of our own Galaxy

[Milky Way]

About this image

A wide angle view toward the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. The teapot shape of the stars in the constellation Sagittarius can be seen but the central region of the Galaxy is obscured from sight by intervening gas and dust clouds, and by the myriad stars between Earth and the Galactic core. Taken by David Talent at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

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Minimum credit line: David Talent/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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