Traces of the disc surrounding our Solar System are visible in this image taken by COBE
Copyright: Michael Hauser (Space Telescope Science Institute), the COBE/DIRBE Science Team, and NASA
The blue band curving across this image is created by the dust disc surrounding our Solar System. Viewed from afar this would show up as a bright ring surrounding the Sun.
The bright band running across the centre of the image is from dust in our Galaxy.
This image, taken by the COBE satellite, is a composite of three far-infrared wavelengths (60, 100, and 240 microns).
Last Update: 1 September 2019