View Full Version : Spitzer's View of the Large Magellanic Cloud

2006-Sep-05, 03:12 PM
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently captured this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of a handful of dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way. This single image, containing about a third of the entire galaxy, is actually made up of 300,000 individual frames captured by Spitzer, and then stitched together on computer to create a gigantic mosaic. Because Spitzer's infrared view allows it to pierce through obscuring dust and gas, this new research has revealed nearly a million never-before-seen objects - mostly stars.

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