The Majestic Milky Way

Tom Lowe

The Milky Way is the home galaxy of Earth, as well as the entire solar system. It contains around 200-400 billion stars and is estimated to have at least 50 billion planets, 500 million of which could be habitable. What's even more astonishing is that the Milky Way is only one of around 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

In this collection, we showcase astronomical photographers who have taken extraordinary photos of our galaxy. Using long exposure photography and other photographic techniques, they give us a small peek at just how big our universe really is…


Eric Hines

Fort Photo

Fort Photo

Goldpaint Photography


James Neeley

James Neeley

James Neeley






Paco Alcantara




Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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