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.

Telif:

ESO/Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1542a
Tür:Çizim
Yayın tarihi:28 Ekim 2015 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1542
Boyut:4000 x 2500 px

Nesne Hakkında

Tür:Milky Way
Kategori:Illustrations
Stars

Görüntü Türleri

Büyük JPEG
1,5 MB
Baskı JPEG
2,5 MB