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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
Astronomers detect a supernova brighter than all the Milky Way’s stars combined
This may be the earliest supernova ever detected.
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT
New Horizons’ next target: spotted
NASA successfully observed the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 as it passed in front of a star — for two seconds.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT
Is the Moon's mantle wet?
New studies of volcanic deposits indicate our satellite’s interior contains more water than we thought.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:00 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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