‘M24, NGC 6590, and IC1284:The Sagittarius Star Cloud’

An image like this shows that our galaxy is always "partly cloudy." Not unlike Earthly clouds that block parts of the sky (say on a starry night), tremendous clouds of gas and dust obscure the things that are beyond them.

Photo Caption – An image like this shows that our galaxy is always “partly cloudy.” Not unlike Earthly clouds that block parts of the sky (say on a starry night), tremendous clouds of gas and dust obscure the things that are beyond them. (Credit: Kit Peak National Observatory)

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