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NASA telescope captures 360-degree glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 15:38

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Scientists at NASA have come up with an interactive map of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

The map shows a 360 degree that provides an unprecedented look at the plane of our galaxy constructed from more than 2 million infra-red snapshots taken over the past 10 years by NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope.
In addition to providing new revelations about galactic structure, the telescope and the images processed by the Wisconsin team have made possible the addition of more than 200 million new objects to the catalogue of the Milky Way.
The image is interactive and zoomable, giving users the ability to look through the plane of the galaxy and zero in on a variety of objects, including nebulae, bubbles, jets, bow shocks, the centre of the galaxy and other exotic phenomena.

(With Agencies inputs)

First Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:48
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