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.


http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/public/pr/pr-m31-en.html



http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrationsDocumentation/documentation/
pressReleases/2006/pressRelease20060628/

Cool .. :)

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