The Year in Pictures -- 2006
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A Gallery of JPL Images back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
infrared view of core of Milky Way galaxy Center of Our Galaxy
This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into the swirling core of our spiral Milky Way galaxy. In visible-light pictures, this region cannot be seen at all because dust lying between Earth and the galactic center blocks our view.

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   California Institute of Technology