A recent Astronomy Photo of the Day from NASA. Click image to view in larger format.
Reposted from 2012 (!) to add this photo of the Andromeda galaxy above the Swiss Alps:
I realize now that the original title is a bit inaccurate, in that the Milky Way comprises way way more than just that luminous streak seen in the top photo (which is I think just the central disk(?) of the Milky Way galaxy. In fact every single star we can see from earth with the human eye is part of the Milky Way. And the Andromeda galaxy in the second photo is the only celestial object outside the Milky Way that we can see from earth. The Hubble and JWST show how infinitely much more there is out there.