This is the entire celestial sphere as seen from the best vantage points on Earth. The 800-million pixel image comes from the European Southern Observatory’s GigaGalaxyZoom project. The Milky Way, viewed edge-on, shows its central bulge and both dark and glowing nebulae – birthplaces of new stars.
ESO unveils an amazing, interactive, 360-degree panoramic view of the entire night sky
14 September 2009
Giga Galaxy Zoom’ offers tour of Milky Way
CNN, September 16, 2009 —