Atlas Image of the center of the Milky Way obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky
Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and
Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration and the National Science Foundation.
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Courtesy of Atlas Image mosaics by E. Kopan, R. Cutri, and S. Van Dyk (IPAC
Map of the Sky
News story originally written on July 17, 2000
Thanks to a couple of telescopes, everyone on the internet can browse through
almost 2 million images. Stars throughout the sky were photographed by the
Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) and are now available free of charge.
And just in case you don't think 2 million images is enough, another million
will be added by 2003. Click on the link below to start browsing. Happy star hunting!
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