Stairway to Heaven

You can see the Pleiades star cluster at the top left and going down are Jupiter, Venus and Aldebaran. Aldebaran is a red giant star (44 times the size of the Sun!) located in the Taurus constellation about 65 light years away.

The image was taken from the Atacama desert in western South America. - July 11, 2012.

Credit: Yuri Beletsky

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