Exploring the Milky Way - The View From Afar

The picture on top is from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS). It is an all sky view, that when flattened, shows a view of our galaxy that is strikingly similar to views of other galaxies - such as NGC 891. There are several different types of galaxies - and they are seen from different orientations.

How we see the Milky Way galaxy greatly depends on how we look at it. It is now possible to study the appearance of the Milky Way in different kinds of light.

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Exploring the Milky Way Home

The Milky Way - The View From Afar (Beginning)

The Milky Way - The View From Within (Beginning)


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