The Milky Way glows in this gorgeous photo taken over Killer Lake in the Bakony Mountains of Hungary.
The Milky Way galaxy, our cosmic home, stretches 100 light-years across and could contain nearly 400 billion stars. We live on the Orion Arm, a spiral-shaped region of gas and dust located outside the Galactic Center.
From Earth, the Milky Way is visible as a band of light made up of stars. This is because we are viewing a disk-shaped galaxy from within. [Our Milky Way Galaxy: A Traveler's Guide (Infographic)]
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