From the ground on Earth, stars seem to be pretty evenly spread throughout space. There are clusters, sure, but stars show up here and there everywhere.
That’s only because we are looking at a very small portion of the space around us, as this new video from NASA’s Spitzer telescope shows. Even within the galaxy, which is a densely-packed cluster of stars, planets and other space miscellany, certain places are far more populous than others.
This video shows the clearest, most detailed infrared panoramic view of the Milky Way to date.