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This beautiful video is a look at a map of the Milky Way that was just released. The video description explains in detail about how the image was made:

This video takes a close look at a new image of the Milky Way released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped the full area of the Galactic Plane visible from the southern hemisphere for the first time at submillimetre wavelengths — between infrared light and radio waves — and in finer detail than recent space-based surveys.

The APEX data, at a wavelength of 0.87 millimetres, shows up in red and the background blue image was imaged at shorter infrared wavelengths by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the GLIMPSE survey. The fainter extended red structures come from complementary observations made by ESA's Planck satellite.
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This is the only Lenny Kravitz video you ever need to see.

Thanks to Neil Cicierega, the guy behind the '90s mixtape "Mouth Sounds," the hit single from 1998 "Fly Away" has been transformed into a new work of art with dragonflies and Milky Ways.

Watch all the way to the end to get to the nutty stuff inside this unexpected treat.

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Via: Google
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If you're running on Chrome browser, check out Google's latest Experiment project that visualizes the precise location of at least 100,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy, using various imagery and data pulled from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). For your frame of reference, there are approximately 200 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.



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Astronomy Photo of the Day: Photographer Anton Jankovoy captured this stellar shot of the Milky Way in the skies over the Annapurna section of the Himalayas -- a massif with a peak elevation of over 8,000 meters.

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