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Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum
Friday, August 1, 2014: This view toward the bulge at the center of our Milky Way galaxy shows a large, obscuring nebula in the foreground. This nebula…Read More »

opens just enough to show glimpses of the galactic central bulge, which contains no gas and where no star formation is occurring--none, in fact, for billions of years. In general, the bulge of a spiral galaxy consists of a quasi-spherical, amorphous ball of old stars. Image released July 2014.

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