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A monster in the Milky Way | by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA
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A monster in the Milky Way

This image, not unlike a pointillist painting, shows the star-studded centre of the Milky Way towards the constellation of Sagittarius. The crowded centre of our galaxy contains numerous complex and mysterious objects that are usually hidden at optical wavelengths by clouds of dust — but many are visible here in these infrared observations from Hubble.

 

More information: www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1340a/

 

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and G. Brammer

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Taken on October 7, 2013