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08.23.03

Spitzer Seen against an Infrared Sky

Spitzer seen against the infrared sky. The band of light is the glowing dust emission from the Milky Way galaxy seen at 100 microns (as seen by the IRAS/COBE missions).Spitzer looks towards the Rho Ophiuchi star-formation region looming just above the disk of the Milky Way.