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Cygnus X Marks the Spot (Gallery Explorer)

Hidden Universe Video • May 21st, 2012 • hiddenuniverse-037

Over the last half century this Cygnus X has been yielding its secrets to the scrutiny of infrared observations. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has now provided the best view yet of what we now know is one of the largest single areas of star formation in our Milky Way galaxy.

Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech