We Apologize for the language but…Our Galaxy is Fucking Beautiful!!!

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Posted February 26, 2016 by Johnny2x in Entertainment

Incredible New Map Of The Milky Way Released

This comparison shows the central regions of the Milky Way observed at different wavelengths. The  top panel shows compact sources of submillimetre radiation detected by  APEX as part of the ATLASGAL survey, combined with complementary data  from ESA’s Planck satellite, to capture more extended features. The second panel shows the same region as seen in shorter, infrared, wavelengths by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. The  third panel shows the same part of sky again at even shorter  wavelengths, the near-infrared, as seen by ESO’s VISTA infrared survey  telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. Regions appearing as dark  dust tendrils here show up brightly in the ATLASGAL view. Finally  the bottom picture shows the more familiar view in visible light, where most of the more distant structures are hidden from view. The significance of the colours varies from image to image and they cannot be directly compared.

This comparison shows the central regions of the Milky Way observed at different wavelengths. The top panel shows compact sources of submillimetre radiation detected by APEX as part of the ATLASGAL survey, combined with complementary data from ESA’s Planck satellite, to capture more extended features. The second panel shows the same region as seen in shorter, infrared, wavelengths by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. The third panel shows the same part of sky again at even shorter wavelengths, the near-infrared, as seen by ESO’s VISTA infrared survey telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. Regions appearing as dark dust tendrils here show up brightly in the ATLASGAL view. Finally the bottom picture shows the more familiar view in visible light, where most of the more distant structures are hidden from view. The significance of the colours varies from image to image and they cannot be directly compared.

Daaaayyyuuummmm Galaxy…you sexy

From iflscience.com:

One of the largest studies of our galaxy has just been completed. The ATLASGAL survey has mapped a huge swathe of cold dust and gas distribution in the Milky Way in order to understand how and where stars form.

The survey has so far produced 70 scientific papers, and in the latest publication, astronomers combined the survey data with observations from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite. The paper, which appeared in Astronomy & Astrophysics, detailed the location of dense star-forming regions and established a precise star-formation rate for our galaxy: The Milky Way forms 13 stars the mass of the Sun every 10 years.

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