Hubble captures breathtaking photo of Milky Way
Infrared vision enabled astronomers to capture the record-breaking image.
By: Pari Heidari, Larry King Now
NASA has released an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope that has broken the cosmic distance record of all previous galaxy images.
The photo combines nine different images and stretches 50 light-years (about 300 trillion miles) in distance. It shows the center of the Milky Way, with a breathtaking view of the star cluster at the center. Astronomers estimate the photo shows over half-million stars, making this star cluster the densest in the galaxy.
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