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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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The Sky This Week from January 18 to January 27
<p>A total eclipse of the Moon Sunday night highlights a week that also boasts a stunning predawn conjunction between Venus and Jupiter.</p>
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Hot Jupiters may form close to their stars
Giant planets circling their suns in a matter of days could form in place, rather than migrating inward, as previously thought.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT
The plants that China sprouted on the Moon have died
Dead plants

Earlier this month, an experiment on China&rsquo;s Chang&rsquo;e 4 lander got cotton plants to sprout on the Moon, a historic first. Well, they&rsquo;re already dead. On Jan. 7, China&rsquo;s space agency released pictures of cotton seeds beginning to grow on the Chang&rsquo;e 4 lander. But, as reported by GBTimes on Jan. 16, the new sprouts haven&rsquo;t survived the freezing temperatures on the lunar surface, even in their protective capsule. The cotton seeds sprouted inside of a c

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Cosmography of the Local Universe View a film by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully, Yehuda Hoffman, and Denis Courtois. All rights reserved.


Milky Way 3D: Galactic Plane Coverage Tool

An interactive Milky Way 3D coverage tool linked to surveys is at

Survey Coverage of the Milky Way

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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