Young Stars Are Missing From Our Galaxy’s Center (Synopsis)

“This suggests a lack of Cepheids in the inner 2.5 kpc region of the Galactic disc except the [Nuclear Stellar Disc].” –N. Matsunaga et al. If you want to find where all the young stars in a galaxy are, you look for the densest regions of gas and dust: the locations where new stars and star … Read moreYoung Stars Are Missing From Our Galaxy’s Center (Synopsis)

Mystery solved: why some galaxies appear dustier on one half than the other (Synopsis)

“He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.” -Emily Dickinson When we look at spiral galaxies, we think of grand arms, star-forming regions and dust lanes lining our perspective. But unlike face-on galaxies, where everything looks the same, … Read moreMystery solved: why some galaxies appear dustier on one half than the other (Synopsis)