Atlas extends to over 16,000 light-years from Earth
S.E. Sale et al, IPHAS
The ashes of dying stars collect in clumps around the galaxy, as seen in a new three-dimensional map of the Milky Way’s interstellar dust. The map focuses on a nearly 180° view of the plane of the galaxy. The atlas, created from observations using the Isaac Newton Telescope in the Canary Islands, looks out over 16,000 light-years from Earth.