From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


MILKY WAY SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

The southern Milky Way is thought to be more astronomically rich than the northern, containing nearby massive star Eta Carina and Omega Centauri, a globular cluster of stars that may have originally been from another galaxy.

Credit: Janus Brink.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.