Our Home Galaxy

By: Christoph Malin


Region: Europe

Site: La Palma - Spain

Date: August 2011

The central bulge of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, appears above a sea of clouds, as photographed from the 2400-meter top of La Palma, one of the Canary islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 km off the coast of Africa. This is the site for a number of world-leading observatories.

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