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New Map of Milky Way Shows Star-Forming Regions of Galaxy

25 February 2016 10:52


A detailed map showing star-forming regions in Milky Way Galaxy has been released.

The map called ATLASGAL (The APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy) provides a detailed look of the cold, dense gas floating throughout Milky Way from which stars are born.

The detailed map has been made with the help of the APEX telescope in Chile using the data from the Southern Hemisphere of the Galactic Plane. European Southern Observatory scientist Carlos De Breuck said that the new map gives them an opportunity to find star-forming regions and study their properties like size of the gas clumps.

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