Home is where the heart is  

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Uploaded: 02/02/06 1:55 PM GMT
Home is where the heart is
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shot this image with it's infrared lens to capture this spectacular view of the heart of the Milky Way. Taken with just one of Spitzer's cameras, the image highlights the region's exceptionally bright and dusty clouds, lit up by young massive stars and shows the galactic center that stretches across a distance of 760 light-years.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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02/02/06 3:16 PM GMT
Wow..This is certainly a colour blast!....fancy having this kind of camera around your neck Phil! really gives you 'food for thought'!
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02/02/06 5:36 PM GMT
Thanks.. Right into my Phil Phile..
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One bead at a time
02/02/06 6:50 PM GMT
Must be viewed in full size... I wonder is there life somewhere deep in the heart of Milky Way? Very thought provoking.
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If you admire nature for its creations why don't you visit the gallery of its reporter...
02/02/06 8:26 PM GMT
looking at the heat and turbulence in there i'm doubting that very much :-)
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
02/02/06 9:15 PM GMT
Ooh! I like the fiery look of this of the galaxy we live in? Hmm...sorry not so smart in the space stuff :'( Great upload though :D
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02/08/06 10:56 AM GMT
Stunning - Nature never fails to amaze!!! Thanks for sharing!
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The Universe conspires to help those who help themselves. My gallery.
03/12/06 3:20 AM GMT
That's the best shot I've seen of our galaxy's center. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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11/11/06 9:58 PM GMT
Wow! This is awesome! Quite an explosion! Looks great on my desktop to!
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