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Milky Way in Visible Light, with a Superimposed Gamma-ray Map

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Caption: This animation zooms into an image of the Milky Way, shown in visible light, and superimposes a gamma-ray map of the galactic center from NASA's Fermi. Raw data transitions to a view with all known sources removed, revealing a gamma-ray excess hinting at the presence of dark matter. Various Broadcast quality formats: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011500/a011513/

Credit: NASA Goddard; A. Mellinger, CMU; T. Linden, Univ. of Chicago

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