looking towards the center of our galaxy, the Milky way. Our place is on one of the outer arms of our galaxy so that is why it looks so dense and that you can see the outer arms. Its amazing to see where we really are in space.
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.