Density Map Shows 219 Million Stars in Northern Part of Milky Way

September 18, 2014 1:01 AM

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Density Map Shows 219 Million Stars in Northern Part of Milky Way

A team of Astronomers from University of Hertfordshire has spent 10 years to count 219 million stars in Milky Way’s northern region. The team has placed the data on a density map with latitude and longitude coordinates from galaxy’s centre.

According to Royal Astronomical Society, which supports astronomical research, University of Hertfordshire’s team has used Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma in Canary Islands to count the stars.

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