Many of you have probably seen the Milky Way. Whether you’ve seen it in a picture or have been fortunate enough to get away from the city lights to personally observe its dust lane, this picture shows the Milky Way in a whole new light (no pun intended).

 

This is a picture of the Milky Way taken in infrared and X-ray, allowing astronomers to peer through the dust and observe the galactic core. This image itself covers an area of sky about half a degree across, or the size of one full moon.


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