Sunday, March 23, 2014

In the pink

"Welcome home," starts the video introducing NASA's amazing panorama of a decade's worth of infrared images of the Milky Way taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. A long sliver, only 3% of the night sky, captures more than half of our galaxy since it's flat and we're in it. You can zoom in, too - here's the brightest whorl at lower right from the scene above:

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