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Study Of Massive Stars Shows Milky Way's Missing Arms
2013-12-17 08:54:09

A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms.

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2011-08-25 10:27:56

For almost 20 years astrophysicists have been trying to recreate the formation of spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way realistically.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.