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Exploring our solar system

Edge-on view of our Milky Way

From its orbit around Earth, the Goddard Space Flight Center's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) captured this edge-on view of our Milky Way galaxy in infrared light in 1990.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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