Space clouds glitter where stars are born › News in Science (ABC Science)

Like shiny gemstones embedded in a rocky matrix, star-forming clouds of dust and gas glimmer within the swirling structures of our galaxy in an infrared image from ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory.

The image was acquired as a part of Hi-GAL, a survey mapping the entire plane of the Milky Way in a wide range of infrared light that Herschel was specially designed to detect. The image above is just a small section of a larger version, which in itself is just 1/30th of the entire Hi-GAL survey.

via Space clouds glitter where stars are born › News in Science (ABC Science).

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One comment

  1. ianscyberspace · May 2, 2014

    Space is so fascinating isn’t it? There’s always more beyond what we can see.

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