NASA: Milky Way’s Heart, “Swirling colours of red, orange, yellow, gold, pink, and blue dominate this image.
NASA shared the captivating image of the Milky way galaxy. NASA’s “three amigos” -NASAHubble, NASAChandraXray, and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. According to NASA, This was done using two different spectrums of light, infrared and X-ray. The telescopes peered through the dust and debris that obscure the core of our galaxy – which is visible as the bright white region to the right and just below the centre of the image.
“Spitzer also viewed our galaxy in infrared in a more detailed view and showed the turbulent core of the galaxy, which consists of hundreds of thousands of stars and stellar nurseries – areas that create the next generation of stars. Spitzer’s view is seen in red and orange.”- NASA wrote on Instagram.
NASA described the image as “Swirling colours of red, orange, yellow, gold, pink, and blue dominate this image. In the middle-bottom-right of the photo, the core of our galaxy shines bright. Interstellar dust and radiation combine to create a brilliant tapestry backed by the blackness of space.”