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Methanol MultiBeam Survey The Methanol MultiBeam Survey is a sensitive survey of massive young stars in the Milky Way Galaxy to detect methanol masers. The survey is carried out by scanning the telescope in galactic longitude. Spectra cover a 4-MHz band, corresponding to a velocity range of 180 km/s, with 2048 channels each separated by 0.09 km/s. Regions towards the galactic centre are scanned more than once with different velocity settings, so that all likely radial velocities are searched. A second frequency band centred on the 6035-MHz line of hydroxyl (OH) is observed in parallel with the methanol band.


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As stars form, magnetic fields influence regions big and small
Even though cosmic magnetic fields are much weaker than Earth's magnetic field, they have an important effect in regulating how stars form.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Comet dust: Planet Mercury’s invisible paint
A new study suggests carbon from comets breaking apart acts like a stealth darkening agent on the innermost planet.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Ancient martian lake system records two water-related events
The earlier episode at Jezero Crater formed clay minerals, and then later surface water activity transported them.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMT
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Cosmography of the Local Universe View a film by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully, Yehuda Hoffman, and Denis Courtois. All rights reserved.

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Survey Coverage of the Milky Way
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A hyperlinked visual summary (pdf) of all ongoing relevant surveys, prepared in conjunction with the NSF proposal, The Hierarchical Structure of Star-Forming Regions in the Milky Way.

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