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This artist's concept shows a hypothetical 'rejuvenated' planet,a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrared glow. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found tentative evidence for one such planet around a dead star, or white dwarf, called PG 0010+280.
This artist's concept shows a hypothetical 'rejuvenated' planet,a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrared glow. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found tentative evidence for one such planet around a dead star, or white dwarf, called PG 0010+280.

Hypothetical 'Rejuvenated' Planets (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows a hypothetical 'rejuvenated' planet,a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrared glow. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found tentative evidence for one such planet around a dead star, or white dwarf, called PG 0010+280.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19346
Added: 2015-06-25

Views: 2995

Hypothetical 'Rejuvenated' Planets (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows a hypothetical 'rejuvenated' planet,a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrared glow. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found tentative evidence for one such planet around a dead star, or white dwarf, called PG 0010+280.

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a proposed helium planet, GJ 436b.This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of Neptune, or smaller.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a proposed helium planet, GJ 436b.This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of Neptune, or smaller.

How to Make a Helium Atmosphere

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a proposed helium planet, GJ 436b.This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of Neptune, or smaller.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19345
Added: 2015-06-11

Views: 385

How to Make a Helium Atmosphere

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a proposed helium planet, GJ 436b.This diagram illustrates how hypothetical helium atmospheres might form. These would be on planets about the mass of Neptune, or smaller.

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Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This artist's concept depicts a proposed helium-atmosphere planet called GJ 436b.
Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This artist's concept depicts a proposed helium-atmosphere planet called GJ 436b.

Helium-Shrouded Planets (Artist's Concept)

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This artist's concept depicts a proposed helium-atmosphere planet called GJ 436b.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19344
Added: 2015-06-11

Views: 722

Helium-Shrouded Planets (Artist's Concept)

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This artist's concept depicts a proposed helium-atmosphere planet called GJ 436b.

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Astronomers using data from NASA's WISE are helping to trace the shape of our Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. Here, WISE data revealed clusters of young stars shrouded in dust, called embedded clusters, which are known to reside in spiral arms.
Astronomers using data from NASA's WISE are helping to trace the shape of our Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. Here, WISE data revealed clusters of young stars shrouded in dust, called embedded clusters, which are known to reside in spiral arms.

Tracing the Arms of our Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers using data from NASA's WISE are helping to trace the shape of our Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. Here, WISE data revealed clusters of young stars shrouded in dust, called embedded clusters, which are known to reside in spiral arms.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ID#: PIA19341
Added: 2015-06-03

Views: 2185

Tracing the Arms of our Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers using data from NASA's WISE are helping to trace the shape of our Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. Here, WISE data revealed clusters of young stars shrouded in dust, called embedded clusters, which are known to reside in spiral arms.

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This image from NASA's Herschel space observatory shows a filament called G49, which contains 80,000 suns' worth of mass. Long and flimsy threads emerge from a twisted mix of material, taking on complex shapes.
This image from NASA's Herschel space observatory shows a filament called G49, which contains 80,000 suns' worth of mass. Long and flimsy threads emerge from a twisted mix of material, taking on complex shapes.

Herschel's View of G49 Filament

This image from NASA's Herschel space observatory shows a filament called G49, which contains 80,000 suns' worth of mass. Long and flimsy threads emerge from a twisted mix of material, taking on complex shapes.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Instrument: Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA19340
Added: 2015-05-28

Views: 596

Herschel's View of G49 Filament

This image from NASA's Herschel space observatory shows a filament called G49, which contains 80,000 suns' worth of mass. Long and flimsy threads emerge from a twisted mix of material, taking on complex shapes.

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This artist's concept of the galaxy named WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion sunset; it was discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
This artist's concept of the galaxy named WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion sunset; it was discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Dusty 'Sunrise' at Core of Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept of the galaxy named WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion sunset; it was discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
ID#: PIA19339
Added: 2015-05-21

Views: 1755

Dusty 'Sunrise' at Core of Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept of the galaxy named WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion sunset; it was discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

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NASA's NuSTAR has made the most precise measurements yet of a radioactive element, called titanium-44, in the supernova remnant called 1987A.
NASA's NuSTAR has made the most precise measurements yet of a radioactive element, called titanium-44, in the supernova remnant called 1987A.

Tracing Titanium's Escape

NASA's NuSTAR has made the most precise measurements yet of a radioactive element, called titanium-44, in the supernova remnant called 1987A.

Mission: NuSTAR
Instrument: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
ID#: PIA19335
Added: 2015-05-07

Views: 588

Tracing Titanium's Escape

NASA's NuSTAR has made the most precise measurements yet of a radioactive element, called titanium-44, in the supernova remnant called 1987A.

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This picture from NASA's NuSTAR is one of the most detailed ever taken of the center of our galaxy in high-energy X-rays. The X-ray light, normally invisible to our eyes, has been assigned the color magenta.
This picture from NASA's NuSTAR is one of the most detailed ever taken of the center of our galaxy in high-energy X-rays. The X-ray light, normally invisible to our eyes, has been assigned the color magenta.

Extra X-rays at the Hub of Our Milky Way Galaxy

This picture from NASA's NuSTAR is one of the most detailed ever taken of the center of our galaxy in high-energy X-rays. The X-ray light, normally invisible to our eyes, has been assigned the color magenta.

Mission: NuSTAR
Instrument: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
ID#: PIA19334
Added: 2015-04-29

Views: 1632

Extra X-rays at the Hub of Our Milky Way Galaxy

This picture from NASA's NuSTAR is one of the most detailed ever taken of the center of our galaxy in high-energy X-rays. The X-ray light, normally invisible to our eyes, has been assigned the color magenta.

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This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.
This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.

Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19333
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 30284

Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

This artist's map of the Milky Way shows the location of one of the farthest known exoplanets, lying 13,000 light-years away. Most of the thousands of exoplanets discovered to date are closer to our solar system, as indicated by the pink/orange areas.

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This infographic explains how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can be used in tandem with a telescope on the ground to measure the distances to planets discovered using the 'microlensing' technique.
This infographic explains how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can be used in tandem with a telescope on the ground to measure the distances to planets discovered using the 'microlensing' technique.

Infographic: Finding Planets With Microlensing

This infographic explains how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can be used in tandem with a telescope on the ground to measure the distances to planets discovered using the 'microlensing' technique.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19332
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 1808

Infographic: Finding Planets With Microlensing

This infographic explains how NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope can be used in tandem with a telescope on the ground to measure the distances to planets discovered using the 'microlensing' technique.

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This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment telescope located in Chile, during a 'microlensing' event.
This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment telescope located in Chile, during a 'microlensing' event.

Time Delay in Microlensing Event

This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment telescope located in Chile, during a 'microlensing' event.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA19331
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 744

Time Delay in Microlensing Event

This plot shows data obtained from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment telescope located in Chile, during a 'microlensing' event.

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This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.
This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

Astronomers Dig Up Treasure Trove of Galaxy Clusters

This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA19330
Added: 2015-03-31

Views: 987

Astronomers Dig Up Treasure Trove of Galaxy Clusters

This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

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A new study analyzes several sites where dead stars once exploded. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, occurred within galaxies, six of which are shown in these images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
A new study analyzes several sites where dead stars once exploded. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, occurred within galaxies, six of which are shown in these images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

After the Explosion: Investigating Supernova Sites

A new study analyzes several sites where dead stars once exploded. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, occurred within galaxies, six of which are shown in these images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
ID#: PIA18929
Added: 2015-03-26

Views: 1443

After the Explosion: Investigating Supernova Sites

A new study analyzes several sites where dead stars once exploded. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, occurred within galaxies, six of which are shown in these images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) for a second time on January 30, 2015, as the comet passed through the closest point to our sun along its 14,000-year orbit, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers).
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) for a second time on January 30, 2015, as the comet passed through the closest point to our sun along its 14,000-year orbit, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers).

NEOWISE Wise to Comet Lovejoy

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) for a second time on January 30, 2015, as the comet passed through the closest point to our sun along its 14,000-year orbit, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers).

Mission: NEOWISE Project
ID#: PIA19354
Added: 2015-03-26

Views: 1058

NEOWISE Wise to Comet Lovejoy

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) for a second time on January 30, 2015, as the comet passed through the closest point to our sun along its 14,000-year orbit, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers).

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Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document the outburst of HOPS 383, a young protostar in the Orion star-formation complex.
Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document the outburst of HOPS 383, a young protostar in the Orion star-formation complex.

Embryonic Star's Outburst

Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document the outburst of HOPS 383, a young protostar in the Orion star-formation complex.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Kitt Peak National Observatory
ID#: PIA18928
Added: 2015-03-23

Views: 1219

Embryonic Star's Outburst

Infrared images from instruments at Kitt Peak National Observatory (left) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope document the outburst of HOPS 383, a young protostar in the Orion star-formation complex.

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The four stars and one planet of the 30 Ari system are illustrated in this diagram. This quadruple star system consists of two pairs of stars: 30 Ari B and 30 Ari A.
The four stars and one planet of the 30 Ari system are illustrated in this diagram. This quadruple star system consists of two pairs of stars: 30 Ari B and 30 Ari A.

Double Date: Two Pairs of Stars in One System

The four stars and one planet of the 30 Ari system are illustrated in this diagram. This quadruple star system consists of two pairs of stars: 30 Ari B and 30 Ari A.

ID#: PIA18927
Added: 2015-03-04

Views: 929

Double Date: Two Pairs of Stars in One System

The four stars and one planet of the 30 Ari system are illustrated in this diagram. This quadruple star system consists of two pairs of stars: 30 Ari B and 30 Ari A.

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This artist's conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. The planet, a gas giant, orbits its primary star (yellow) in about a year's time.
This artist's conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. The planet, a gas giant, orbits its primary star (yellow) in about a year's time.

Planet With Four Stars (Artist's Concept)

This artist's conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. The planet, a gas giant, orbits its primary star (yellow) in about a year's time.

ID#: PIA18926
Added: 2015-03-04

Views: 3880

Planet With Four Stars (Artist's Concept)

This artist's conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. The planet, a gas giant, orbits its primary star (yellow) in about a year's time.

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Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception based on NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton telescopes.
Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception based on NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton telescopes.

How Black Hole Winds Blow (Artist's Concept)

Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception based on NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton telescopes.

Mission: NuSTAR, XMM-Newton
ID#: PIA18919
Added: 2015-02-19

Views: 2701

How Black Hole Winds Blow (Artist's Concept)

Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception based on NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton telescopes.

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This plot of data from two space telescopes, NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton determines for the first time the shape of ultra-fast winds from supermassive black holes, or quasars.
This plot of data from two space telescopes, NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton determines for the first time the shape of ultra-fast winds from supermassive black holes, or quasars.

The Answer is Blowing in the Black Hole Wind

This plot of data from two space telescopes, NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton determines for the first time the shape of ultra-fast winds from supermassive black holes, or quasars.

Mission: NuSTAR, XMM-Newton
ID#: PIA18918
Added: 2015-02-19

Views: 1204

The Answer is Blowing in the Black Hole Wind

This plot of data from two space telescopes, NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton determines for the first time the shape of ultra-fast winds from supermassive black holes, or quasars.

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster, SDSS J1038+4849, that appears to have two eyes and a nose as part of a happy face. The 'face' is the result of gravitational lensing.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster, SDSS J1038+4849, that appears to have two eyes and a nose as part of a happy face. The 'face' is the result of gravitational lensing.

Smile, and the Universe Smiles With You

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster, SDSS J1038+4849, that appears to have two eyes and a nose as part of a happy face. The 'face' is the result of gravitational lensing.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
ID#: PIA18794
Added: 2015-02-10

Views: 4268

Smile, and the Universe Smiles With You

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster, SDSS J1038+4849, that appears to have two eyes and a nose as part of a happy face. The 'face' is the result of gravitational lensing.

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A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.
A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background

A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18916
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 867

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background

A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.

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Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.
Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.

Polarized Dust Lights Up Milky Way

Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18915
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1501

Polarized Dust Lights Up Milky Way

Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.

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Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.
Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

Universal Matter

Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18914
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1213

Universal Matter

Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

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A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.
A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.

Milky Way Untangled

A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18913
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1567

Milky Way Untangled

A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.

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This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.
This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.

A Milky Way 'Mixer' Amongst the Stars

This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18912
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1648

A Milky Way 'Mixer' Amongst the Stars

This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.

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