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Cecil's Answer for Week 17

Q: From which places can you get the best views of the Milky Way Galaxy?



Answer: 'The clear skies of the Namib give superb views of the Milky Way.'
Info: The Milky Way is the band of stars forming the structure of the universe. One can see the Milky Way from nearly all parts of the planet, but it becomes exceptionally bright and noticeable over the clear skies of deserts, and particularly in the southern hemisphere where brighter stars are visible.


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