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 video shows the locations of the newly discovered Cepheids (red dots) in an artist’s rendering of the Milky Way.

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ESO/Microsoft Worldwide Telescope

O video klipu

Id:eso1542b
Datum objavljivanja:28. oktobar 2015. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1542
Trajanje:28 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Tip:Milky Way
Kategorija:Stars

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