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A voyage to the heart of the Milky Way

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In this zoom sequence we start with a view of the central parts of the Milky Way Galaxy and work inwards towards the Arches Cluster, buried deep beyond the dust clouds. At the last stage, we see the transition from visible to near-infrared observations, piercing through the clouds and revealing the stars of the Arches Cluster.

Credit:

ESO/P. Espinoza, S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard), Digitized Sky Survey 2 and A. Fujii. Music by John Dyson

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Id:eso0921a
Release date:4 June 2009
Related releases:eso0921
Duration:56s

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