Mystic Sisterhood

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Mystic Sisterhood

Psychic, Paranormal & Natural Science Forums



Next Chat Event

Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way 5nvklj





Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way 9tpt39

..


Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator


Posts : 8386
Points : 26368
Times User Thanked: : 1161
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way Empty Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way

Post by Dragon Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:49 am

A filament of hydrogen 3,900 light-years long

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, our universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them.

About 370,000 years later, hydrogen had formed, the building block of stars, which fuse hydrogen and helium in their interiors to create all the heavier elements.

While hydrogen remains the most pervasive element in the universe, it can be difficult to detect individual clouds of hydrogen gas in the interstellar medium (ISM).


Source


_________________
Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator


Posts : 8386
Points : 26368
Times User Thanked: : 1161
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way Empty Re: Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way

Post by Dragon Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:51 am

Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way Astronomers-find-the-b
Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC/T. Müller/J. Syed/MPIA

The section of the Milky Way, as measured by ESA’s Gaia satellite (top).

The box marks the location of the “Maggie” filament and the false-color image of atomic hydrogen distribution (bottom), the red line indicating the “Maggie” filament.


Source


_________________
Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator


Posts : 8386
Points : 26368
Times User Thanked: : 1161
Join date : 2018-01-18

Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way Empty Re: Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way

Post by Dragon Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:52 am



The “Maggie” filament: Physical properties of a giant atomic cloud

The animation shows the location of the 3900 light-years long filament of atomic hydrogen in the Milky Way named "Maggie".

It was produced for the MPIA press release "A gigantic lane made of raw material for new stars".


_________________
Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way 334pu7m

Sponsored content


Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way Empty Re: Astronomers find the biggest structure in the Milky Way

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:20 pm