View Full Version : Star Production is Still High in our Galaxy

2005-Sep-11, 05:49 PM
SUMMARY: It seems that our Milky Way is producing stars much more rapidly than previously predicted by many astronomers. This is according to new research supported by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which was focused on Nebula RCW49. In visible light, there isn't much to see because its heart is shrouded in dust, but in the infrared spectrum, which largely ignores the blocking effect of the dust, astronomers have spotted more than 300 proto-stars in this stellar nursery. And there are many regions like this throughout our galaxy; and probably all galaxies.

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