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Milky Way Galactic Plane W49 Interstellar Cloud Complex
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Milky Way Galactic Plane, W49 Interstellar Cloud Complex

January 4, 2013
Radio image of the Milky Way galactic plane at a frequency of 2695 MHz. The W49 interstellar cloud complex is the bright radio source in the direction of the “summer triangle” constellation Aquila. W49 is a region of massive star formation in our galaxy at a distance of approximately 30,000 light years, completely obscured by interstellar dust at visual wavelengths. May 2012 MPIfR/W. Reich


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