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The Galactic Center Revisited (Hidden Universe Gallery Explorer)

Hidden Universe Video • August 23rd, 2011 • hiddenuniverse-036

Hiding behind the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius is the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, over 25,000 light years away. This patch of sky is mostly dark in visible light, shrouded by dust clouds that lie between us and the Galactic center. But the infrared vision of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope sees through the dust showing us this strange and tumultuous region.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech