Scientists Have Made a Detailed Map of the Milky Way

Scientists Have Made a Detailed Map of the Milky Way

An international team of astrophysicists has made one of the most detailed maps of the Milky Way far. They are united by the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), which publishes the map and survey data. It shows the distribution of neutral atomic hydrogen in the galaxy. This is the element with the greatest abundance in the Universe and is essential for Galaxies and Stars. The HI4PI project has explored this through over a million individual observations and around 10 billion individual information points. Although hydrogen is abundant in the Universe, detecting it with sufficient detail for mapping has...
See The Small Magellanic Cloud Like Never Before

See The Small Magellanic Cloud Like Never Before

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is one of the closest dwarf galaxies circling the Milky Way. The SMC and his great sister, Large Magellanic Cloud, have fascinated mankind since the dawn of time. Now we can see them like never before. SMC is distorted by the gravitational attraction of other galaxies in the system. This makes it quite active, with many new stars. And because is only 200,000 light-years away, the SMC is a brilliant candidate for exploring stellar evolution. The problem so far has been interstellar dust, preventing us from getting a full picture. Fortunately, astronomers can now rely...
The Last Star in the Universe: What is Red Dwarf?

The Last Star in the Universe: What is Red Dwarf?

  One day and the last star will die, and there will be darkness in the Universe forever. This last star will most likely to be a red dwarf – a small and relatively cold star of the main sequence, a late K or M spectral class. What’s more – the Planets around it are one of the most suitable places where we could find extraterrestrial life. Or even a home of humankind before our own Solar System has become uninhabited. What do we know about red dwarfs and why are our last hope? This interesting video of Kurzgesagt –...
Astronomers Have Been Able to Observe How a Planet is Born

Astronomers Have Been Able to Observe How a Planet is Born

Astronomers observed how a planet is born for the first time, the Associated Press reported. The planet is called LkCa 15 b (named after the star around which it is formed) and is the youngest one ever studied by astronomers. It is formed by dust and gas circulating around a star of two million years and is nearly 450 light-years from Earth. Based on scientific models, scientists suggest that the planet has begun to form 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. The winner of the previous record is about five times older. The discovery was made by Hawaiian astronomer Adam Kraus....
There is an Inexplicable Source of Light in the Universe

There is an Inexplicable Source of Light in the Universe

According to data collected from the Hubble Space Telescope’s spectrograph, the universe should have 80% more ultraviolet light than conventional theories and models. Astronomers are puzzled: “We still do not know what the case is, but one of the things we thought we know about the universe is not true.” These are the words of the co-author of scientific paper, published in The Astrophysical Journal, David Weinberg. The Hubble Spectrometer has discovered that the hydrogen atoms that fly in the interstellar space do not ionize as expected. In fact, ionization is much greater and prevents the true source of radiation...