Out of this world

Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars.Astronomy Picture of the Day is a collection of some of the most amazing photos of the cosmos you will ever see. Each day a new image is uploaded along with an explanation by a professional astronomer.

Dave Lane is the Astrophotographer who submitted this image, which is actually 16 photos stitched together!

The images were taken at a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park, and showcases the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy.

If you like this image, here are a few more pictures of our fantastic galaxy taken from Earth.

Images via Wikimedia Creative Commons

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