VISTA finds hidden feature of Milky Way

Astronomers using the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way. By mapping out the locations of a class of stars that vary in brightness called Cepheids, a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central bulge has been found.

This diagram shows the locations of the newly discovered Cepheids in an artist’s rendering of the Milky Way. The yellow star indicates the position of the Sun.

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ESO/Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

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ID:eso1542a
Тип:Художественное
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:28 октября 2015 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1542
Размер:4000 x 2500 px

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Тип:Milky Way
Категория:Illustrations
Stars

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