Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Amazing new detail found in image of galatic center of our galaxy

Seen from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. you can find an article here and more images here.

"The key to obtaining such a sharp image was combining the Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) with some images gathered by the Spitzer Space Telescope's Infrared Astronomy Camera (IRAC). Clouds of dust obscure the center of the galaxy from us, but infrared light penetrates those clouds."
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