How do we know what the milky way looks like from a distance?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by mike2niner4, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. mike2niner4 Registered Member

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    Hey,
    We often see picutres of the milky way far away

    But how do we know what it looks like far out?

    Thanks

    Mike
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I think by putting it up close to you it can be seen pretty good but as the distance increases it gets much more difficult to view. Just rotate it around in your hands and you can view it all over, then eat it.

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  7. mike2niner4 Registered Member

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    Thanks! Thats really informative

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  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    you know that reminds me of: water on Mars.

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