The Milky Way above a viewpoint in Madeira. The photo is titled 'Stairway to the Milky Way'. The image was featured on May 29, 2024 by NASA as the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Credit: Marcin Rosadziński.

Polish astrophotographer Marcin Rosadziński's second photo selected by NASA

A photograph of what appears to be stairs leading to the Milky Way taken by Polish astrophotographer Marcin Rosadziński was published by the American space agency NASA as the Astronomy Picture of the Day. This is his second photo selected by NASA.

  • Kraków, 13.02.2024. Mars robot presented at a press conference at the AGH University of Science and Technology. Photo credit: PAP/Art Service

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  • 20.02.2023. Nobel laureates James Peebles (L) and Barry Barish (R) during a panel discussion at the World Copernican Congress in Toruń. PAP/Tytus Żmijewski

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