A Milky Way 'Mixer' Amongst the Stars
Published: February 4, 2015
A festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles, and several types of dust. The composite image comes from ESA's (European Space Agency's) Planck mission, in which NASA plays an important role. It is constructed from observations made at microwave and millimeter wavelengths of light which are longer than what we see with our eyes.
More information: https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/planck/pia18912