Center of Our Galaxy Revealed by Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes (Pan/Zoom)
Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) joins forces with the Spitzer Space Telescope to peer deeper into the Milky Way's center. Hubble detected a new population of massive stars about 26,000 light-years away. Astronomers can use this data to study how these stars form and influence their environment.
Publication: January 5, 2009