August 1, 2019

Subaru Telescope Probes the Outer Reaches of our Milky Way Galaxy

A team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea have charted the outermost edge of our Milky Way Galaxy. The team selected two very specific types of stars that are bright enough to be observed at such extreme distances, and then measured distances to hundreds of them. They discovered that beyond about half a million light years from the […]