Mapping the fabric of the Milky Way: Spectacular atlas reveals the most detailed view of hydrogen in our galaxy
The billions of stars in our galaxy lie scattered over an area 100,000 light years in diameter.
Now scientists have created a detailed map of the entire stretch of the Milky Way we can see in the sky, using two of the world's largest fully steerable radio telescopes.
The map, created by scientists at the University of Bonn, is the most detailed study yet of the hydrogen produced by the stars in our galaxy.
The scientists used the Effelsberg 100m Radio Telescope in Bad Münstereifel, Germany and CSIRO's Parkes Observatory in New South Wales. Australia.
They looked at neutral atomic hydrogen,... read more
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