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Monday, June 8, 1998

First Light: Interstellar Dust

Interstellar dust

This image has been contrast-enhanced to reveal fainter features. The mottled background is due to starlight reflecting off interstellar dust in the Milky Way. The patchy appearance is due to the fact that the dust has a irregular distribution.
Image credit: Robert Lupton/SDSS Collaboration

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