See the Milky Way in a whole new light

The GLEAMoscope website from the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope in Australia lets you explore our galaxy, the Milky Way, and the distant Universe, in wavelengths from gamma-rays to radio waves. Go to the website and change the wavelength by using the slider in the top right corner. The plane of the Milky Way is shown as the horizontal band across the middle. The north pole of the Galaxy is towards the top. Different wavelengths reveal different features, from the dull red glow of hydrogen gas permeating through space, to the stars and dust clouds of our visible galaxy, and superhot gas generating x-rays. (The name ‘GLEAM’ is derived from GaLactic and Extragalactic All-Sky Murchison Widefield Array.)


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