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Fraser
2011-Nov-02, 11:40 PM
Using the Gemini North Telescope, astronomers studying the central region of the Milky Way have discovered 13 diffuse interstellar bands with the longest wavelengths to date. The team’s discovery could someday solve a 90-year-old mystery about the existence of these bands. “These diffuse interstellar bands—or DIBs—have never been seen before,” says Donald Figer, director of [...]

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