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Fraser
2007-Sep-07, 05:49 PM
A new image taken by the Japanese/European space telescope AKARI turned up huge regions of star formations on the outer edges of galaxy M101. That's strange. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/09/07/akari-sees-star-formation-on-the-edge/)

chriscurtis
2007-Sep-08, 02:08 AM
How did they rule out foreground contamination?

antoniseb
2007-Sep-08, 12:11 PM
How did they rule out foreground contamination?
In the case of M101 as seen by AKARI, what foreground contamination do you think could be present? What lucky chance would produce all that IR radiation lining up with the star-forming regions of that nearby galaxy?