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Our Galactic Neighborhood

This image shows our own galaxy: the milky way and our two small satellite galaxies: The Magellan clouds.

 

The Small Magellan Cloud is at the top left and the Large Magellan Cloud at the bottom left.

 

The Image also shows scorpius, the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas, the galactic center at Sagitarius and many globular and open clusters.

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Taken on September 17, 2010