View the Milky Way

We live inside the Milky Way galaxy, which contains hundreds of billions of stars as well as massive clouds of gas and dust. However we are inside the galaxy looking out and understanding the true nature of our galaxy is challenging. The Tour below shows how the Milky Way would look in other wavelengths of light.

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