Detail View: NASA Spitzer Space Telescope Collection:

Title: 
Highway of Stars
Description: 
Like a celestial arrow spanning roughly one-third of the northern sky, this artist's concept of a newly discovered stream of ancient stars passes just over the head of the constellation Leo (on the right), before plunging through the heart of the Great Bear, or Big Dipper constellation (to the left).
Release Credit: 
NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
facet_what: 
Leo
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Image #: 
sig06-017
original url: 
http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig06-017
UID: 
SPD-SPITZ-sig06-017