Thursday, January 8, 2009

Core of the galaxy in hi-res

Science News:

This false-color panorama of the central 300 light-years of the Milky Way shows the glow from ionized hydrogen gas and a multitude of young stars. The infrared portrait is the sharpest ever taken of our galaxy core. The mosaic combines images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer with lower-resolution images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

Such a mystery. I wonder what it's like in there.

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