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Scene 1 - the Galaxy

A map of the Milky Way Galaxy as seen from above, showing all known arms (Far 3kpc, Near 3kpc, Norma-Outer, Orion, Perseus, Sagittarius, Scutum-Crux), the Galactic Halo and the Galactic Core.
Other information shown:

- the location of our Sun, in the center of the Orion Arm.
- The obscured area
- the galactic dimensions of the Milky Way in light years
- 150 globular clusters from The galactic globular clusters database
- 1261 open clusters from the Open clusters database