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Excelsior
2004-Nov-22, 11:52 AM
Are stars still forming in the milky way galaxy ?

Maksutov
2004-Nov-22, 01:24 PM
Are stars still forming in the milky way galaxy ?
They certainly are. Check out any photos of the Trapezium section of M42 in Orion (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2000/19/).

Russ
2004-Nov-22, 10:28 PM
There are some very good articles in a special edition of Scientific American, that is on the magazine racks now. Be sure to get the one labled "Special Edition" :D

Wolverine
2004-Nov-22, 11:23 PM
There are some very good articles in a special edition of Scientific American, that is on the magazine racks now. Be sure to get the one labled "Special Edition" :D

Seconded, it's an outstanding issue. Also available online (http://www.sciam.com/special/toc.cfm?issueid=26&sc=rt_nav_list).

Crimson
2004-Nov-27, 12:15 AM
Are stars still forming in the milky way galaxy ?

Yes, the Milky Way gives birth to about ten new stars a year.