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#1 DaveC2042

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 06:43 PM

Interesting article on a newly discovered structure in the Milky Way.  The Radcliffe Wave is a "gigantic, undulating wave of dust and gas where newborn stars are forged over a 50 million billion mile stretch of the Milky Way".

 

https://www.theguard...ys-newest-stars


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 12:34 PM

More information regarding collaborative effort and data sets here. 

 

https://phys.org/new...-nurseries.html

 

Nice to be able to appreciate the neighbourhood thanks in large part to Gaia. 



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:59 AM

https://www.nature.c...1586-019-1874-z



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 01:14 PM

Paywall on that one.

 

I wonder what, if any, equivalent structures we recognize in other galaxies?



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:41 PM

I'll have to keep an eye out for a surfer asterism. 


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:59 PM

I'll have to keep an eye out for a surfer asterism. 

Hang 10 parsecs!



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:37 PM

Hang 10 parsecs!

Surfing the Kessel run!



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:58 PM

Hang 10 parsecs!

 

 

Surfing the Kessel run!

There must have been a full moon....



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:17 AM

There must have been a full moon....

All 3 moons were full...


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