New Stellar Nurseries Discovered in Milky Way Galaxy

Milky Way Galaxy Map (NASA/JPL/CalTech - R. Hurt)

Utilizing infrared data gleaned by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in concert with surveys performed by the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope, scientists at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have discerned a substantial number of new star-forming regions within our own Milky Way Galaxy.

The discovery not only improves our understanding of the structure of our galaxy, but will also open new pathways to analyzing its chemical composition.

For further details, see Astronomers Discover New Star-Forming Regions in Milky Way at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory site.

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