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RSS FeedsVLBA measurement promises complete picture of the Milky Way
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13 october 2017 00:22:24

 
VLBA measurement promises complete picture of the Milky Way
(World News Science)
 




Astronomers directly measured the distance to a region on the far side of our Milky Way Galaxy, past the Galaxy’s center. Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; Robert Hurt, NASA. Astronomers using the National Science Foundationīs Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have directly measured the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way Galaxy from the Sun. Their achievement nearly doubles the previous record for distance measurement within our galaxy. `This means that, using the VLBA, we now can accurately map the whole extent of our galaxy,` said...
 
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