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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.


Astronomy News
Orion rocks! Pebble-sized particles may jump-start planet formation
Astronomers have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust grains typically found around protostars.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:00 GMT
NASA's Spitzer telescope witnesses asteroid smashup
The observations of the young star system offer a glimpse into the violent process of making rocky planets like Earth.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMT
NASA completes key review of world’s most powerful rocket in support of journey to Mars
Moving forward, the agency's schedule includes an initial Space Launch System flight no later than November 2018.<br />
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:00:00 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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