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January 9, 1998 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-01

Astronomers Discover an Infrared Background Glow in the Universe

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Image: COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Zodiacal Light Removed

COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Zodiacal Light Removed

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This picture represents a view of the sky after the foreground glow of the solar system dust has been extracted. This image is dominated by emission from interstellar dust in the Milky Way Galaxy. The two bright objects in the center of the lower right quadrant are nearby galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

 

 

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Michael Hauser (STScI), the COBE/DIRBE Science Team, and NASA

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Montage Image: COBE's Infrared View of the Universe Image Type: Astronomical COBE's Infrared View of the UniversePRC1998-01 COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Observed Sky Image Type: Astronomical COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Observed Sky COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Extragalactic Background Image Type: Astronomical COBE's Infrared View of the Universe: Extragalactic Background

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