Our galaxy Milky Way has amazed astronomers and space enthusiasts for thousands of years. Billions of twinkling stars, planets, Sun and a beautiful sky is what you see when you look up. With a breadth of around 120,000–180,000 light-years, our galaxy is large enough to hide thousands of mysteries and now scientists have created most detailed and precise map to study our galaxy, also making it easier for normal people to see what our galaxy is hiding.
A team of scientists from Australia and Germany has made the most detailed ‘HI4PI MAP’. The researchers have developed the most comprehensive map of the Milky Way, which may help out the scientists to resolve numerous mysteries of the Galaxy.
The project is the outcome of a mutual grouping of an Australian review and a German survey, which helped the scientists to get the most responsive and meticulous view of several angles of the Milky Way including its rounded hydrogen gas. With the establishment of two largest steerable radio telescopes in Australia and German, the project ‘HI4PI MAP’ was conducted. It was developed by the employment of the data received from the Max-Planck radio telescope, located in Germany, and the CSIRO radio telescope placed in Australia.
The stunning images clicked by the telescopes were collected from more than a million individual interpretations, and around 10 billion specific information received from the two Radio Telescopes. To develop the Map of The Milky Way, the scientists took observed the impartial nuclear hydrogen, which is the richest component in the universe, and the key segment of stars and galaxy systems. As the specialists said in their new research report, which is published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, the venture enhances the past Galactic Map with the help of the data received from the two terms of affectability and a calculate of four terms of determination.
Using the Map, the astronomers in the near future could recognize all most every key highlight of the Milky Way that is still undisclosed. Several items are there in the Milky Way which are excessively small and too little to be recognized even in other cosmic systems nearest to the earth. And with the help of this newly structured Map, the researchers now can unveil all those mysteries of the galaxy and solar system.
Benjamin Winkel from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy said, having comprehensible photos of the hydrogen system in the Milky Way will help astronomers to discover the hidden secrets of the galaxies even at cosmological distances.