SETI HST: Milky Way Core Violent


Robert Owen (rowen@technologist.com)
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 14:51:34 -0400


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                STAR CLUSTERS IN HUBBLE IMAGES
                SHOW VIOLENT CORE OF MILKY WAY

Astronomers suspect that the center of the Milky Way is
unlike any other place in our galaxy, a more violent region
where clouds of molecular hydrogen, laced with dust, zip
around like wayward comets -- until they collide in the
fireworks of star birth.

Hubble Space Telescope mages of that part of the galaxy,
some of the best views ever, support the theory of a violent
galactic core. They were released yesterday.

The clusters are hidden from direct view behind black dust
clouds in the constellation Sagittarius. The observations were
made by Don Figer of the Space Telescope Science Institute,
using Hubble's NICMOS infrared camera. The results will be
published in the Nov. 10 issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

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For complete Article, go to:

http://explorezone.com/archives/99_09/17_hubble_galaxies.htm

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