The Milky Way as seen in the Mardi Khola Valley near Pokhara in Nepal

The Milky Way as seen in the Mardi Khola valley in the Himalayas, with clouds of galactic dust illuminated in red by young stars. Anton Jankovoy braved freezing temperatures for this shot during a trek in Nepal Photograph: Anton Jankovoy/ Caters News Agency

The Milky Way as seen in the Mardi Khola valley in the Himalayas, with clouds of galactic dust illuminated in red by young stars. Anton Jankovoy braved freezing temperatures for this shot during a trek in Nepal Photograph: Anton Jankovoy/ Caters News Agency (via the Guardian)

7 thoughts on “The Milky Way as seen in the Mardi Khola Valley near Pokhara in Nepal

    1. You my friend, are very wrong. First, a galaxy does not have a particular color. It’s color as seen on earth is determined by the age of all stars in it and how much the emitted light has managed to reach the Earth. Meaning, it will look different to your naked eye, from a ground based observatory or a satellite. Second, our parent star, the sun lies in Milky Way galaxy which is the only galaxy we can see. All the other, will only seem like dimming, shinning stars to your naked eyes. This is the Milky Way.

      BrainBUG
      Source: Knowledge and Research

  1. What about Andromenda Galaxy and Triangulum? Cant we see it from here on earth or especially Nepal?

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