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Methanol MultiBeam Survey The Methanol MultiBeam Survey is a sensitive survey of massive young stars in the Milky Way Galaxy to detect methanol masers. The survey is carried out by scanning the telescope in galactic longitude. Spectra cover a 4-MHz band, corresponding to a velocity range of 180 km/s, with 2048 channels each separated by 0.09 km/s. Regions towards the galactic centre are scanned more than once with different velocity settings, so that all likely radial velocities are searched. A second frequency band centred on the 6035-MHz line of hydroxyl (OH) is observed in parallel with the methanol band.


Astronomy News
Galactic wheel of life shines in infrared
Though galaxy NGC 1291 is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are igniting.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT
LOFAR discovers largest carbon atoms outside our Milky Way
Astronomers will be able to measure how cold and dense the gas around these atoms is that influences star formation and the evolution of a galaxy.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT
The LRO spacecraft captures images of LADEE’s impact crater
The crater is small because the spacecraft was not traveling very fast, approximately 3,800 mph (1,699 meters per second) and had a low mass and a low density.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT
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Cosmography of the Local Universe View a film by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully, Yehuda Hoffman, and Denis Courtois. All rights reserved.

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Survey Coverage of the Milky Way
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A hyperlinked visual summary (pdf) of all ongoing relevant surveys, prepared in conjunction with the NSF proposal, The Hierarchical Structure of Star-Forming Regions in the Milky Way.

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