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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
Chandra finds intriguing member of black hole family tree
NGC2276-3c has traits similar to both stellar-mass and supermassive black holes.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Astronomers find newborn stars at the edge of our galaxy
The scientists not only found giant molecular clouds thousands of light-years above and below the galactic disk, but also one of them unexpectedly contained two clusters of stars.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Pockets of calm protect molecules around supermassive black hole
This is most likely due to dense areas of dust and gas that shield molecules from otherwise lethal radiation.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 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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