M31: New radio map: Cold Gas in M31

[CO radio map of M31, MPIfR]

CO radio map of M31, MPIfR

MPIfR Press Release 06/2006 (2), June 29, 2006

A new CO map of the Andromeda galaxy was made by a German-French research team of the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) in Bonn and the Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM) in Grenoble. The map shows the first detailed distribution of cold gas in a neighbouring galaxy, revealing the sites where new stars are born. The motions of this gas were also obtained. With more than 800 hours of telescope time this study is one of the most extensive observational projects in millimeter radio astronomy.



Cool .. :)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: