“But I see it differently now. There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.” –Sarah Dessen
Sure, the Hubble Space Telescope gives us unparalleled views of our Universe. We can even use it — with its near-infrared camera, NICMOS — to view the very center of our galaxy, something completely blocked by dust in visible light.
But part of the incredible power of Hubble relies not on anything to do with the spacecraft or the instruments itself, but rather on the fact that Hubble is only one part of NASA’s great observatories program. Combined with Spitzer (mid-and-far IR) and Chandra (X-ray) data, the astrophysics of this truly remarkable region is revealed in unprecedented detail.
Go see not just the snippets of the very center, but the entire region surrounding it on our final Hubble-focused April special of Mostly Mute Monday.