Huge breeding of stars discovered in our galaxy
June 23, 2009


A team of researchers at a distance of fourteen thousand light years from our planet a vast star field found previously was hidden behind a thick dust. It is one of the largest of its kind in our galaxy and can be more about how such objects can get such a scale. CTB 102, such as the breeding ground is called, is probably thousands of newborn stars scattered over an area of about 380 light years and is a so-called H II region, where the hottest and most massive stars make hydrogen loses its electron and So is ionized.

The best known of these areas is the Orion Nebula, which is about ten times smaller than the newly discovered breeding. Lang knew not the existence of CTB 102, because it is in a different location than Spira alarm us - to be precise in the Perseus arm. This is the light that radiates the field largely blocked by dust. Its size and the distance between the breeding and the earth was determined by means of radio waves emitted by hydrogen gas between the stars that CTB 102 are to be found.

The breeding is probably as much due to the fact that winds of the hottest stars ensured that the gas and dust in the area outside was' blown 'and it was slowly spreading. "Massive stars are the most important sculptors of gas and dust," says team member Charles Kerton of the State University of Iowa.


Source: astroversum