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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fiery, Dusty Sky Map (Astronasty Pic o' the Day)

You know how a paper map of the Earth handles mapping the whole 3d sphere?  This shape shown below covers the whole of our view of the sky.
Max Planck puts out some amazing sky maps, like this that they released recently of
Polarized Dust
"Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust..."
Image Credit:ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

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