This is a huge study carried out with the help of telescopes at the Cerro Tololo Observatory in northern Chile. Through galaxy photography, the study captured his 3.32 billion stars and galaxies in the Milky Way.
The universe holds in its infinite expanses a vast amount of celestial bodies and unexplored worlds. Recently, astronomers have accomplished a huge study of the plane of the Earth. milky way all from Chilean soil.
in accordance with Deutsche Welleit’s a captured galaxy photography session 3.32 billion stars and galaxies It is one of the largest studies of the universe to date.
A dark energy camera installed in a telescope Cerro Tolo Observatory on the road to Valle del Erqui (Coquimbo area), made two years of observations focusing on the southern hemisphere sky.
of noir lab Researchers at the National Science Foundation announced their findings this week.
Celestial bodies in the Milky Way
Most of these Milky Way objects are stars. This number also includes small distant galaxies that could be mistaken for individual stars.
He said that taking a group photo is like not only distinguishing between individuals, but also the color of their shirts. Andrew Saijari PhD Candidate in Physics at Harvard University.
“Despite hours of looking at images of tens of thousands of stars, I’m not sure my mind comprehends the magnitude of these numbers,” Saijali said in an email.
According to researchers, this latest study covers 6.5% of the night sky. This includes the results of his 2017 published study that cataloged his two billion celestial bodies, which are mostly stars.
There are hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way, and this catalog is believed to be perhaps the largest yet.
No further updates are planned for the study, Saijali said, but future telescopes will cover much larger areas of the sky.
Using dark energy cameras, astronomers have accomplished enormous surveys of the Milky Way’s surface.built by @energy of @cerrotololo in Chile. https://t.co/4SagWgjiw2
Image: DECaPS2/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/E. Slawik/M. Zamani/D. Martins pic.twitter.com/ZNp7m17mNe
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