Candy cane in the Milky Way
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
The image color-codes different types of emission sources by merging microwave data (green, mapped by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center IRAM Superconducting 2-Millimeter Observer, or GISMO, instrument) with infrared (blue) and radio observations (red). An area called the sickle may supply the particles responsible for setting the candy cane aglow.
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