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Interstellar Dust on the Galaxy's Magnetic Field | Space Wallpaper

Interstellar Dust on the Galaxy's Magnetic Field
This visualization of data from ESA's Planck satellite, reminiscent of the soft tones and delicate quality of an artist's painted masterpiece, presents a view of interstellar dust interacting with the structure of our Galaxy's magnetic field. (Image credit: ESA/Planck Collaboration. Acknowledgment: M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, CNRS – Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France)

This visualization of data from ESA's Planck satellite is reminiscent of the soft tones and delicate quality of an artist's painted masterpiece. The image presents a visual of interstellar dust in the Milky Way interacting with the structure of our Galaxy's magnetic field.

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