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Milky Way's Inner Beauty Revealed

We live in the Milky Way galaxy - a disk-shaped collection of about 400 billion stars including the Sun. Many of those stars and much of the dense gas between the stars concentrate into large arms that spiral ...

Jun 03, 2008 4.6 / 5 (40) 3

Watching how planets form

With the VISIR instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have mapped the disc around a star more massive than the Sun. The very extended and flared disc most likely contains enough gas and dust ...

Sep 28, 2006 3.4 / 5 (53) 0