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Clearest Infrared Panorama of the Milky Way Ever


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Welcome home! This is our Milky Way galaxy as you've never seen it before. Ten years in the making, this is the clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made, courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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It's beautiful. 

This is the interactive versions:

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/glimpse360

Seeing this is like full circle.  Astronomers did a lot of the early work in image mosaicing and bundle adjustments, the fundamentals which are now used in image mosaicing on consumer imaging devices.  A lot more work has been put into that since then. :)

Thanks for the link to the interactive version, Neel.

Very impressive how the collective work of many scientists has come together. 

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