Center of Our Galaxy Revealed by Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes (Pan/Zoom)

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Duration: 1 minute, 40 seconds

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.

Astronomical, Galactic Center Survey, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Milky Way, Milky Way Center, Survey


Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, and Q.D. Wang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Publication: January 5, 2009

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