Stunning Milky Way photo shows star-forming regions

February 24, 2016 8:03 PM

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Stunning Milky Way photo shows star-forming regions

A new map of the Milky Way was released February 24, 2016, giving astronomers a full census of the star-forming regions within our own galaxy. The APEX telescope in Chile captured this survey.

This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889, deeply embedded within the Coma galaxy cluster. There is a gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

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