Cosmic Tapestry: Giant Filaments of Cold Dust Stretch Through Milky Way

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The image spans about 50° of the sky. It is a three-colour combination constructed from Planck’s two highest frequency channels.

Giant filaments of cold dust stretching through our Galaxy are revealed in a new image from ESA’s Planck satellite. Analysing these structures could help to determine the forces that shape our Galaxy and trigger star formation.

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