Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Milky Way in Stars and Dust Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Milky Way in Stars and Dust
Description:
This image of the Milky Way shows how interstellar dust in the plane of the galaxy obscures the view, particularly of the galactic center.
-- The galactic center looks somewhat reddish because the shorter wavelength blue light is scattered preferentially by the dust; with shorter wavelengths removed, the remaining light is reddened.
-- To find out more about this image, visit Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Milky Way in Stars and Dust.
-- Click for a remarkable view of both the Zodiacal Light and Milky Way.
Image:
image credit: Serge Brunier; <a href="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051004.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/apod-galaxy-dust-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Serge Brunier; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/apod-galaxy-dust-large.jpg
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February 16, 2009 - March 1, 2009