Milky Way Panorama

Serge Brunier has put together this amazing 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way. The images were made with a digital camera and were collected from two famous astronomical sites- the Atacama Desert in the southern hemisphere and the Caldeira de Taburiente in the Canary Islands in the northern hemisphere.

360 degree panorama of the Milky Way

Click and drag to rotate, Shift to zoom in Cmd to zoom out.

According to the last stellar census made by astronomers at the Besançon Observatory, the Milky Way contains about 150,000 million stars. Less than 0.0001% of these are visible here, and astronomers have identified less than one percent of the total galactic population.

via biotron

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