View Full Version : Milky Way is a Dangerous, Turbulent Place

2005-Sep-11, 07:10 PM
SUMMARY: After 15 years of observation, over the course of more than 1,000 nights, a European team of astronomers has collected the most thorough survey of our local stellar neighborhood. The team performed an analysis of more than 14,000 stars to calculate their distance, age, chemical analysis, velocity and orbit around the Milky Way. Each star was measured 4 times over the course of this period. It turns out that the motion of stars through the Milky Way is much more chaotic and turbulent than previously thought.

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