And the answer is...

False. When you look up at the night sky, you mostly see stars in one of the long spiral arms of the Milky Way. Which arm you see is determined by what time of year it is.

The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC.

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