The Swan Nebula
Lecture no. 8 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian
Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Venture into a nearby spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, as imaged in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. See how Spitzer’s panorama of the Swan nebula reveals that spiral arms are active regions of star formation, showing up brilliantly in the infrared band.