The Photos Of Milky Way You have Never Seen Before

The Milky Way is a disk about 120,000 light years across, with a central bulge that has a diameter of 12,000 light years. As seen from The Himalayas mountains.

The disk is far from perfectly flat though, as can be seen in the picture below. What warped it? Two of the galaxy’s neighbors – the Large and Small Magellanic clouds.

The Milky Way has a halo of dark matter that makes up over 90% of its mass. That means that all of what we can see (with the naked eye or telescopes) makes up less than 10% of the mass of the Milky Way.

Milky Way over Idaho, USA. As galaxies go, the Milky Way is a middleweight with 200 billion stars.

You may not think so by looking at it, but the Milky Way is full of dust and gas. Milky Wat over forest.

Milky Way over Catherine hills bay, Australia. The Milky Way wasn’t always as it is today, a beautiful barred spiral. It became its current size and shape by eating up other galaxies.

Milky Way over Tyrol Mountains, Austria. We can’t take a picture of the Milky Way from above (yet) because we are inside the galactic disk, about 26,000 light years from the galactic center.

Milky Way and northern light together in one photo.

Beautiful photograph of Milky Way over El Castillo pyramid at night, Mexico.

Milky way over mount Fuji, Japan.

A computer generated image of how would Milky Way looked like as seen from space.

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