About the Image
- NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
About the Object
- Star > Grouping > Cluster
- Sky Phenomenon > Night Sky > Milky Way
Highway of Stars
Like a celestial arrow spanning roughly one-third of the northern sky, this artist's concept of a newly discovered stream of ancient stars passes just over the head of the constellation Leo (on the right), before plunging through the heart of the Great Bear, or Big Dipper constellation (to the left).
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