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Runaway Universe
The Milky Way, as seen from Earth
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This image, courtesy of the European Southern Observatory, is actually a composite of many images—it is impossible to get a 360-degree view of the Milky Way galaxy from any vantage point on Earth.

The initial view is toward the center of our galaxy.

Photo: European Southern Observatory.

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