From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


OUR MILKY WAY GALAXY

The most inspiring naked-eye object in the sky is our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This mosaic of photographs taken in Germany and Namibia shows some of the billions of stars that make up our galactic neighbourhood, along with reddish clouds of hydrogen gas and a dark obscuring lane of interstellar dust.

Credit: Eckhard Slawik.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.