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What Color Is The Milky Way?
2012-01-12 11:04:45

Astronomers from University of Pittsburgh seeking to find the true color of our very own Milky Way have revealed that it is so white that it would resemble a fresh blanket of snow to the naked eye. The astronomers said the color of the galaxy is important because it reveals age, ranging from young blue galaxies with new stars still being born, to older red ones that rarely form new stars. It seems we are right in the middle of this range. The Pittsburgh University team wanted to find...

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2005-04-19 10:35:54

Tampa, Fla. -- A fundamental number that affects the color of light emitted by atoms as well as all chemical interactions has not changed in more than 7 billion years, according to observations by a team of astronomers charting the evolution of galaxies and the universe. The results are being reported today (Monday, April 18) at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) by astronomer Jeffrey Newman, a Hubble Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory representing DEEP2,...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'