Swedish Stargazer Snaps Family Portrait with Milky Way (Photo)
A family gazes at the stars on a beautiful night in Scandinavia. Astrophotographer P-M Heden of The World at Night captured this photo from Hedesunda, Sweden in September 2012.
Credit: P-M Heden / Clearskies.se / The World at Night

A family looks to the stars on a stunning night in Sweden in this amazing stargazing image.

Veteran astrophotographer P-M Heden of The World at Night captured this photo from Hedesunda, Sweden, in September 2012. 

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The bright stars of the Milky Way shine in this image. The Milky Way is our own host galaxy containing our solar system and visible as a band of light in the night sky.

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