Star Stuff

7 images show how our view of the Milky Way has evolved

PiperCreations via Giphy

PiperCreations via Giphy

Humans have been fascinated with the night sky for as long as recorded history — it’s just in our nature.

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But thanks to modern technology — from hand-held cameras to giant space telescopes — we’re able to get a glimpse of what our home galaxy looks like. Still, no two Milky Way photos are the same, and our vision of home constantly changes.