A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.
Atlas V Arc of Light: Rocket launched with twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes sent to explore the Van Allen Belts that surround Earth. Astrophotographer Mike Killian took this photo from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Aug.
Yup, HIGHLY doubt this is a real picture even though it is said to be. makes me sad! Why can't the real outer space be as colourful as a fake picture like this? :/ --- if it's any consolation, this could be the sky on another planet.