What Would The Milky Way Look Like If You Could See All Of Its Light?

“When you look at the Milky Way in visible light, you might see billions of stars, but you miss so much more. The human eye is only sensitive to a tiny fraction of the entire electromagnetic (light) spectrum. Each wavelength range showcases a novel view of all that’s out there.”

If you looked out at our galaxy with your eyes and the wavelengths they’re sensitive to alone, there’s an incredible amount of information you’d miss no matter how powerful you became at gathering light or resolving individual objects. That’s because visible light only occupies a narrow range of electromagnetic wavelengths, meaning that what you can see is limited to what emits visible light (stars and some reflective clouds) and constrained by dust, which can absorb all the visible light behind it.

But there are other wavelengths than these, and they reveal a series of fascinating details. What do they all look like? Come get a fuller picture today!

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