View Full Version : Dust Complicates Determinations of the Distance to Galactic Center

2013-Apr-25, 04:30 PM
Obtaining an accurate distance between the Sun and the center of our Galaxy remains one of the principal challenges facing astronomers. The ongoing lively debate concerning this distance hinges partly on the nature of dust found along that sight-line. Specifically, are dust particles lying toward the Galactic center different from their counterparts near the Sun? [...]

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