Star Formation Project Maps Nearby Interstellar Clouds

by | Mar 26, 2020 | Galaxies, Star Forming Region | 0 comments

Star Formation Project Maps Nearby Interstellar Clouds
Montage of the CO molecule radio emission-line intensities in the three regions observed by the Star Formation Project and the Nobeyama 45 m Radio Telescope. CREDIT:NAOJ

The NAOJ has released a publication describing how they have mapped in greater detail than ever before achieved a series of star forming regions. These new maps have a spatial resolution of about 3200 AU, which means individual solar systems can’t be resolved, but we can see the massive clouds that can collapse into solar systems clearly. These maps are new, and we look forward to seeing the science that will come out of this work.

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