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...