Contact: Richard Hook
Caption: This artist's impression shows how the Milky Way galaxy would look seen from almost edge on and from a very different perspective than we get from the Earth. The central bulge shows up as a peanut shaped glowing ball of stars and the spiral arms and their associated dust clouds form a narrow band.
Credit: ESO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Kornmesser/R. Hurt
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