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Part of the Milky Way, centered on the constellation Cygnus. The reddish patches are vast nebula clouds of hydrogen. Light pollution in cities prevents most people from enjoying the full glory of the

Part of the Milky Way, centered on the constellation Cygnus. The reddish patches are vast nebula clouds of hydrogen. Light pollution in cities prevents most people from enjoying the full glory of the night sky.

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Date Taken: 09.2009
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
Photo Location: Canada
Copyright: © Steve Irvine