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Ah, thats not what you specifically asked first time... if its an image of the whole of our galaxy looking at it from the outside, then yes, its an artistic impression from the best data available to us. When you said "How can we take pictures of the Milky way", that implied pointing a camera at the sky.

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Aside from what SteveL said, I believe they also use the Andromeda galaxy as a "model" for our own galaxy. The Andromeda galaxy is our neighbouring galaxy, so very "close" to us and quite similar in structure.

This makes it a very good model for reproducing our Milky Way.

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