Photo Illustration – Swarm of Hydrogen Clouds Flying Away from Center of our Galaxy

Official press release from the Green Bank Observatory.

This image was created using a large-format image of the Milky Way galaxy (photo by S. Brunier, upon which an illustration of the expanding clouds was created in Photoshop.

Artists statement: “Creating an image of something which is not exactly visible to the naked eye is intrinsically difficult, and there was much back-and-forth between myself and the research scientists on how these clouds may be best represented. The end result is quite satisfying, although I would love to see what this REALLY looks like, some day.” P. Vosteen