Milky Way galaxy’s dust clouds shown in 3-D map

Atlas extends to over 16,000 light-years from Earth

COSMIC DUST BUNNIES  A 3-D map of the plane of the Milky Way shows where dust accumulates (red is the most dust, blue the least). From top to bottom, each panel extends another roughly 3,300 light-years from Earth. 

S.E. Sale et al, IPHAS 

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