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An image of the entire sky projected like a map shows the Milky Way Galaxy’s appearance from our perspective within the disk. This image was constructed from infrared data collected by the 2MASS project. Infrared light passes through much of the dust in the Galaxy allowing us to see more of its structure than we can with our eyes. (Image credit: 2MASS/J. Carpenter, T. H. Jarrett, & R. Hurt)
An image of the entire sky projected like a map shows the Milky Way Galaxy’s appearance from our perspective within the disk. This image was constructed from infrared data collected by the 2MASS project. Infrared light passes through much of the dust in the Galaxy allowing us to see more of its structure than we can with our eyes. (Image credit: 2MASS/J. Carpenter, T. H. Jarrett, & R. Hurt)