09/25/2012

Milky Way

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An illustration of the Milky Way based on photographs taken by the Spitzer space telescope. It shows our Sun in the side arm called 'Orion Spur', below the light-coloured centre of the galaxy. The abbreviation 'ly' provides the distance in light years; one light year corresponds to around 9.5 trillion kilometres.

http://www.dlr.de/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-5089/8554_...

15:45 Posted by Jan Boeykens in Milky Way, Universe | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |