NASA Spitzer Telescope Captures Darkest Cosmic Shadows Ever Seen

May 23, 2014 3:32 PM

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NASA Spitzer Telescope Captures Darkest Cosmic Shadows Ever Seen

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured cosmic clumps so dense, dark and dusty that they cast the deepest shadows ever recorded in space.

Located about 16,000 light-years away from Earth lay a cosmic cloud so massive it weighs the equivalent of 70,000 Suns, packed into an area spanning about 50 light-years in diameter.

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