Research and development center From the United States of America NoirLab published a revealing study. Over the course of two years, they managed to capture 3.32 billion celestial bodies in the Milky Way. These are hundreds of thousands of stars, star formation regions, and dark clouds of dust and gas. that was taken thanks Dark energy camera (decam).
DeCam is a four-meter instrument located in the Víctor M. Blanco Telescope, part of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory of the National Science Foundation in Chile, which was built to conduct a dark energy study between 2013 and 2019. The location of this site allows experts to gain an unparalleled view of the South Celestial Pole.which captured images of the galactic plane in great detail.
This is the second publication of data from Dark energy camera plane survey (DECaPS2, for its English acronym), since 2017. However, the catalog from 2023 appears to be “the largest catalog compiled to date,” revealed NoirLab. It’s a statement. It has also been confirmed The full panorama covers 6.5% of the night skywhich covers 130 degrees of longitude and will be 13,000 times the angle of the full moon.
Similarly, work by astronomers is underlined, because “the abundance of stars and dust presents a challenge when observing the galactic plane. Dark filaments of dust absorb starlight and completely cloud the dimmer, While light from diffuse nebulae interferes with any attempt to measure the brightness of individual objects“.
Despite the ordeals, the experts managed to see into the depths of the galactic plane. They used a data-crunching approach to better analyze what’s behind each star. “This helped them mitigate the effects of overcrowded nebulae and starfields,” the statement added.
NoirLab has detailed this DECaPS2 is a study of the Milky Way galaxy “As seen from the Southern Hemisphere sky and captured in the near infrared and optical wavelengths.” A Harvard graduate student and researcher at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Andrew Sedgarry, stated that one of the main reasons for the success of this instrument is that “We are simply aiming at a region with an extremely high density of starstaking care to select the lines that appear one on top of the other.
In other science-related news, in the early days of 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported that the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) He returned to Earth after he was Launched into space in October 1984. Although experts expected it to burn up as it passed through the atmosphere, some of its components made it through. However, no major damage was reported.
ERBS was a satellite that was part of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission.. He had three instruments that “measure the Earth’s radiative energy balance and stratospheric constituents, such as ozone.”
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