Friday, May 31, 2013

Rich Field

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a wonderful rich-field view of The Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) and The Swan Nebula (Messier 17) as we look down the Sagittarius Arm towards the center of our home galaxy, The Milky Way. Red light courtesy of excited hydrogen and dust, stars being born, and a treat to the eye.

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