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A Gold Mine of Galaxy Nuggets


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Map of entire sky

This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission. The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy. The black dots indicate the location of galaxy cluster candidates identified by Planck

Credits: ESA and the Planck Collaboration/H. Dole, D. Gury & G. Hurier, IAS/University Paris-Sud/CNRS/CNES

One telescope finds the treasure chest, and the other narrows in on the gold coins.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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