Swedish Stargazer Snaps Family Portrait with Milky Way (Photo)

Stargazing Family Sweden PM Heden
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. (Image 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. 

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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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.