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  1. #1 Can we see sky like the picture shows with naked eye? 
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    Can we see sky as shown in the first picture in the below article with naked eyes?
    BBC News - Exoplanets are around every star, study suggests

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    Not quite, since that is a time exposure. However, from truly dark skies, the Milky Way is easily visible to the naked eye.
    That image was taken from the southern hemisphere, as you can tell by the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (dwarf galaxies associated with the Milky Way) on the right, and the Milky Way is brghter and rises higher in they sky.

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