A Vertical panorama of the Milky Way after twilight. The central bulge of the Milky Way is clearly visible at Sagitarius. The great rift in the middle and the dark coalsack nebula are also visible contrasting against the bright sky.
This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. I heart the Spitzer space telescope.