The entire sky, projected with the Milky Way at center
Filed under pretty pictures, stars and galaxies, optical telescopes
This magnificent 360-degree panoramic image, covering the entire southern and northern celestial sphere, reveals the cosmic landscape that surrounds our tiny blue planet.
For much more information about this image, visit the European Southern Observatory website and ESO's "GigaGalaxy Zoom" project.
Original image data dated on or about September 14, 2009