Home is a tiny island in the cosmic ocean.
Antares rises with the Milky Way band above desert mountains in Chile.
The summer Milky Way with bright star Antares and Mars as seen from a temple on Mount Tiantai.
Billions of terrestrial Earth-size planets are estimated to exist around other stars in the Milky Way.
Antares, Mars, and Saturn aligned under the emerging Milky Way in this moonlit midnight.
Meditating on a dark starry night on the site of the National Large Solar Telescope in northern India.
Retrograde motion of Saturn and Mars in 2016.
Wandering Mars and Saturn spent much of 2016 remarkably close together in the Earth night sky.
Saturn, Mars, and Antares are almost lined up on this evening, with the galactic bulge next to them.
Under dark skies the setting and rising of the Milky Way can be a dramatic sight.
Milky Way, Mars, Saturn, Antares, and a bright meteor. In the middle left the fuzzy green dot is comet LINEAR.
The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake. Saturn, Mars, and Antares form a beautiful triangle.
The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano.
A celestial triangle of Mars, Saturn, and star Antares appears in the center.
Mars (bottom) and Saturn in conjunction at right, and the Milky Way at left, in deep blue twilight.
A lone motorbiker wends its way to Mount Everest's Base Camp, approaching from the Tibet side.
The Milky Way in a dark night of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Atacama desert
The Milky Way above White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
The Milky Way arch rising over White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
After sunset an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter nightscape.
Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.
The rising Milky Way with Saturn and Antares over the Beehive rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
Saturn and Antares with the rising Milky Way over the Seven Sisters rock formation in the Valley of Fire.
The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn are the brightest celestial beacons in this serene sky above Lake Balaton.
The Moon and the Milky Way appear in a fisheye view, overlooking Haraz valley in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn are the brightest in this serene sky.
The battle between light pollution and starry skies.
The view from 4200-meter volcanic summit of Mauna Kea has captured the stunning beauty of the Milky Way.
The Milky Way over the Lake of Fire (Lagoa_do_Fogo) in the Sao Miguel island of Portugal, Azores.
360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch, rising over the Lake of Fire in the Sao Miguel island of Azores.
The summer Milky Way during moonrise over the Hautes Fagne swamps in Belgium.
Our Milky Way galaxy gleams in all its splendor, as seen from La Silla observatory in Chile.
This dreamlike panoramic view looks out over the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii.
Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile.
The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
The galactic bulge, the bright part of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius.
A starry night at the foot of Grand Teton mountains (Grand Teton National Park), Wyoming, USA.
The Milky Way and Venus photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
A spectacular view of the Milky Way photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
The Milky Way and bright star Antares at the heart of Scorpion appear above hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, United States.
A starry night of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, United States.
In a starry night of Bryce Canyon in Utah, the Milky Way, appears over strange-looking rock formations called hoodoos.
Jupiter and Antares in a dark night of the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA.
In a starry night of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, United States, the spectacular view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way appears over hoodoos.
In a starry night of Utah, United States, the spectacular view of our home galaxy appears over the Bryce Canyon National Park.
Crescent Moon, Mars and Antares shine over the skyline of Baku in an autumn evening.
Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears above palm trees in Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears above the shores of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
The central bulge of the Milky Way appears above coconut palms at the shores of Ilha Grande, Brazil.
In a starry night of Alps the head of constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion, rises above snow-covered mountains in the state of Tyrol, western Austria.
In a starry night of Alps the Milky Way shows its magnificent beauty above snow-covered mountains in the state of Tyrol, western Austria.
Planet Venus meets with the Moon and star Antares over Fischbacher Alpen, near Alpine village of Krieglach in Austria.
Starry sky above the Uluru Rock; a World Heritage Site in Northern Territory of Australia.
Home to billions of stars, our galactic island, the Milky Way, shines above a woman, meditating in the silent of night.
Starry sky and the Milky Way above a stark moonlit landscape in Tassili National Park, in the heart of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria.
Time-lapse video: The Moon sets behind the Castle of Sümeg in Hungary; the largest castle in the Balaton Uplands.
In this photo sequence the Moon sets behind the Castle of Sümeg in Hungary; the largest castle in the Balaton Uplands.
The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, arcs above above the Crater Lake in Oregon, Unites States.
The Summer Milky Way in the northern hemisphere rises above the Crater Lake in Oregon, Unites States.
The Brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines above sand dunes in the Mediterranean coast of Rhodes.
The Milky Way shines above a sea of clouds covering nearby towns and villages in Geumsan County of the South Korea.
Home to billions of stars, our galactic island, the Milky Way, shines above a young couple of sky watchers.
The Moon meets Antares in morning twilight over Karavanke mountain range in southern Austria.
A starry seascape in Antalya province of Turkey. Constellation Scorpius rises on the left and the Summer Milky Way appears through the passing clouds.
Morning light and the Milky Way rise over the rim of the Haleakala Crater; a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
The 3-day old crescent moon hides the bright star Antares in a beautiful occultation event.
The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are captured in this all-sky view from Sinekci Pass in Toros Mountains of southern Turkey.
The magnificent Milky Way stretches above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
As desert scorpions begin to come out in this late spring Sahara evening, the heavenly scorpion rises above Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria.
This panoramic image of a starry night sky looks across a stark moonlit landscape.
The blossoms and spring flowers bloom in the northern hemisphere as the Summer Milky Way returns to the night sky.
The band of the Milky Way and prominent stars of the Summer Triangle rise above desert sand dunes.
The panoramic view looks out from the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, across a layer of clouds toward a starry night sky and the rising Milky Way.
A stunning panorama of Summer Milky Way, as it rises over high altitude slopes of Mount Damavand.
Summer Milky Way and the bright Jupiter near the red star Antares in Scorpius in a clear dark night of Orchid Island.
Stars of Scorpius and Sagittarius from the high-altitude Mammoth lakes area
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