Search the internet for pictures of the Milky Way — our home galaxy — and you'll find all sorts of images: bright smudges across the night sky taken by high-end cameras, a horizontal streak taken by powerful telescopes, and an entire spiral galaxy taken by — wait a second. If we live inside of the Milky Way, how do we have pictures of the entire Milky Way? Spoiler alert: we don't. Not real ones, anyway.
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Written by Ashley Hamer February 21, 2018
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