Amazing Galaxy of the Week – The Milky Way

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Sometimes when we’re trying to observe the distant Universe our own galaxy can get in the way. This image from Galaxy Zoo is actually a close-up of the Orion Nebula, a gigantic cloud of mostly hydrogen which lies within our own galaxy the Milky Way. You can see a zoomed-out version here.

Have a look for some amazing galaxies yourself at www.galaxyzoo.org