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Hot gas feeds spiral arms of the Milky Way

Space Daily Thursday, 16 January 2020
Hot gas feeds spiral arms of the Milky WayHeidelberg, Germany (SPX) Jan 15, 2020

The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, a disc-shaped island of stars in the cosmos, in which most bright and young stars cluster in spiral arms. There they form from the dense interstellar medium (ISM), which consists of gas (especially hydrogen) and dust (microscopic grains with high abundances of carbon and silicon). In order for new stars to form continuously, material must be constantly flushed i
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