The astronomers of China has expanded the boundaries of the milky way
With the help of a giant spectroscope, Chinese scientists found that the boundaries of the milky way is 26% wider than the accepted values.
BEIJING, October 21. /Offset. TASS Nikolai Selishchev/. Scientists State Observatory with the Earth’s largest spectroscope LAMOST (Xinglong observation station, North of Hebei province) found that the boundaries of the milky way in about 26% wider than previously thought. This was announced by Chinese Academy of Sciences.
As noted in the report published on the website of the leading scientific organizations of China, visible at night with our planet of the galactic disk in the range of 19 PDA (kiloparsecs).
That is “edge to edge” surrounds us star system 38 extends for kiloparsecs, or 1.1 to 1.2 thousand trillion km.
“We established the boundaries of the milky way should not be considered absolute — astronomers so they finally fixed because of the stellar halo, eluding observation,” — the document says.
According to project participants, their discovery is of great importance both in terms of analysis of the process of expansion of the universe and formation of galaxies, the emergence of new stars, and from the point of view of foundations pragmatic foundations, additions and refinements of existing theoretical hypotheses, which until recently was not supported by the facts.