The NGC 3576 Nebula drifts through the Sagittarius arm of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy.  (credit & copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Observatory), Macedon Ranges Observatory)

The NGC 3576 Nebula drifts through the Sagittarius arm of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy. (credit & copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Observatory), Macedon Ranges Observatory)

The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula - NGC 2024, in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter).

The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula - NGC 2024, in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter).

The center of our Milky Way Galaxy is hidden from the prying eyes of optical telescopes by clouds of obscuring dust and gas. But the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared cameras, penetrate much of the dust revealing the stars of the crowded galactic center region. Stars are packed together and race around the supermassive black hole that lies at the center. Our sun is located 26,000 light-years away in a more peaceful, spacious neighborhood, out in the galactic suburbs.

The center of our Milky Way Galaxy is hidden from the prying eyes of optical telescopes by clouds of obscuring dust and gas. But the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared cameras, penetrate much of the dust revealing the stars of the crowded galactic center region. Stars are packed together and race around the supermassive black hole that lies at the center. Our sun is located 26,000 light-years away in a more peaceful, spacious neighborhood, out in the galactic suburbs.

Blue Nebula In astronomy, reflection nebulae are clouds of interstellar dust which reflect the light of a nearby star or stars

Blue Nebula In astronomy, reflection nebulae are clouds of interstellar dust which reflect the light of a nearby star or stars

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