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New Photo Captures a Billion Stars

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:15 pm

http://www.space.com/15083-billion-stars-milky-photo.html




"The new picture, which was released today (March 28), combines infrared images of the Milky Way taken during sky surveys by two different instruments, the UK Infrared Telescope in Hawaii and the VISTA telescope in Chile..."

Additional resources:

BBC article By Jonathan Amos: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17539315

A pannable, zoom-able image of the entire pic: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html

~*~

In addition, here's a link to the Drake Equation on Wikipedia, in case anyone wanted to brush up on their higher math skills Shocked

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation
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