A Sky Full Of Glittering Jewels

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us a keyhole view towards the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, where a dazzling array of stars reside. Most of the view of our galaxy is obscured by dust. Hubble peered into the Sagittarius Star Cloud, a narrow, dust-free region, providing this spectacular glimpse of a treasure chest full of stars. Some of these gems are among the oldest inhabitants of our galaxy. By studying the older stars that pack our Milky Way's hub, scientists can learn more about the evolution of our galaxy.

Credit:

Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9828d
Type:Observation
Release date:21 October 1998, 06:00
Size:1024 x 1009 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way, Sagittarius
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Constellation:Sagittarius

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