NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy.
(we're the red dot) Laniakea is Hawaiian for "immeasurable heaven", mapped only in 2014 using velocities, this is our home of the Milky Way spiral galaxy & other galaxies as our neighbours in a galactic supercluster
Vertical Circular Constellation Map Star Chart in triptych layout, also available in a Horizontal Configuration, by LaurelCanyonDreaming, based on a series of Century Constellation Maps. A great minimal piece of Celestial Astronomy art that feels ver
'The southern plane of the Milky Way from the ATLASGAL survey (annotated). Astronomy] /APEX/ATLASGAL consortium/ - National Aeronautics and Space Administration] /GLIMPSE consortium/ - European Space Agency] /Planck'
Milky Way. "Every star we see in the sky is part of the Milky Way, but a brighter center exists some light-years away. The Milky Way is about light-years in diameter and contains 200 to 400 billion stars.
Milky Way - A view of the Milky Way toward the constellation Sagittarius (including the Galactic Center) as seen from an area not polluted by light (the Black Rock Desert, Nevada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia