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Takeaway: the star factory


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Takeaway: the star factory

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The Via Lactea project has created the largest database on the Milky Way

The data was collected by the Herschel telescope with more than 900 hrs of observations.

Our galaxy is a complex system where a cyclical transformation brings in matter to form stars.

Stars are born in these wispy filaments and bubbling nebulae.

The Milky Way contains up to 400 billion stars and at least 100 billion planets

At the Galaxy’s core there is a supermassive black hole.

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