The Dragon and the Swan (Hidden Universe Gallery Explorer)

Hidden Universe Video • July 9th, 2010 • hiddenuniverse-032

Hidden behind a dark veil of dust in the constellation Sagittarius, a lurking dragon has been revealed by the infrared eye of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. It gives us a glimpse into how spiral arms affect the formation of stars.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech