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Milky Way from Mediterranean Beach

By: Tamas Ladanyi

 

Region: Europe

Site: Rhodes - Greece

Date: May 2010

The Brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius (right) and Sagittarius (center) shines above sand dunes in the Mediterranean coast of Rhodes, a historic island of Greece. The bright star on the upper right is Antares (Alpha star in Scorpius); a red super giant star with diameter of over 800 suns at the distance of 600 light years from us. Tamas Ladanyi/ladanyi.csillagaszat.hu

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