Zone of Avoidance

Zone of avoidance is a cosmic field, darkened of our own galaxy, which makes difficult to observe celestial objects in space for scientists in this field of space. For the first time the term Zone of Avoidance was used by Richard Proctor in 1878. Our Galaxy Milky Way creates a Zone of Avoidance for astronomers and researchers.

Twisted Ring of Dense Gas at the Center of Our Galaxy

New observations from the Herschel Space Observatory show a fantastic, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Alberto Noriega-Crespo of NASA’s Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena say that they have looked at this region at the center of the Milky Way many times before in the infrared, but when they looked at the high-resolution images using Herschel’s sub-millimeter wavelengths, the presence of a ring is quite clear.

Largest Digital Camera for a Space Mission

Scientists were able to collect the largest digital camera ever built for a space mission. The camera consists of 106 individual electronic sensors. The resulting “one billion pixels,” will serve as a super-sensitive “eye” for the mission Gaia ESA, which aims to create a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way.Gaia will map a billion stars within our own Galaxy during its five-year mission, which will begin in 2013.

NASA’s Spitzer new data about Galaxies

According to a new study by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope astronomers have discovered that galaxies in the distant, early universe continuously ingested their star-making fuel over long periods of time. This goes against previous theories that the galaxies devoured their fuel in quick bursts after run-ins with other galaxies.NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope discovered that distant populations of galaxies formed massive, bright stars more commonly than today’s “diet-conscious” galaxies.

Large Magellanic Cloud “Steals” the Stars

Large Magellanic Cloud is the galaxy, which located close to our and is the most striking. According to scientists some of its stars, this galaxy is “stealing” from the Small Magellanic Cloud.Large Magellanic Cloud is located approximately 160 000 light years from the Milky Way galaxy is similar to those that once formed our galaxy.Scientists at the U.S.

Milky Ways Twin Galaxy

The galaxsy NGC 6744 located in the constellation of the Peacock at a distance of 30 million light-years from Earth.With the help their studies astronomers found that both galaxies are similar in structure of the nucleus and the arms and NGC6744 has a satellite, galaxy NGC6744A, such as the Milky Way

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