Cicero Lounge
News and politics, Organizations, Uncategorized

What do a billion stars look like?

A Billion StarsAstronomers released this week a picture containing more than one billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. It combines data from two near-infrared1 telescopes – the UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii and the VISTA telescope in Chile –  and is the result of a decade-long collaboration by astronomers at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge to process, archive and publish the prodigious quantities of sky survey data generated by these two telescopes.

Source: Edinburgh University Physics Department

Dr Phil Lucas from the University of Hertfordshire leads the UKIRT study of the Milky Way, and co-leads the VISTA study. He said: “The combined data on over a billion stars represent a scientific legacy that will be exploited for decades in many different ways. They provide a three-dimensional view of the structure of our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, while also mapping several hundred nebulae where stars are being born. The VISTA data, in particular, is breaking new ground by showing how several hundred million stars vary in brightness over time.”

About Cicero Lounge

Providing a News and Political website


7 thoughts on “What do a billion stars look like?

  1. Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was looking for!

    Posted by aminoacids | April 2, 2012, 4:09 am
  2. I simply want to say I’m newbie to blogs and actually enjoyed this web site. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You amazingly have amazing articles and reviews. Thanks a lot for sharing your blog.

    Posted by Williams Vicknair | April 15, 2012, 5:09 pm
  3. You have got some genuinely helpful information written here. Great job and keep posting terrific stuff.

    Posted by Antonette Batun | April 16, 2012, 7:21 pm
  4. Uncovered your article pretty appealing without a doubt. I definitely liked reading it therefore you make rather some very good points. I will bookmark this site for your potential! Relly excellent content.

    Posted by dead rising 2 xbox 360 | April 22, 2012, 11:46 pm
  5. I’m not really that much of a internet reader in truth however your own web page really is awesome, keep it up! I am going to take note of your web site and return again. Best wishes.

    Posted by Shantae Fausnaught | April 24, 2012, 9:33 am
  6. Aw, this was a very nice post. In idea I wish to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and in no way appear to get one thing done.

    Posted by Andres Penoyer | April 25, 2012, 4:23 am


  1. Pingback: cekni - April 21, 2012

Feel free to leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cicero Political Thriller File Area

Translate Posts

World Animal Protection – The Life of an Animal

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 224 other followers

Visitors to Cicero Lounge



Centrepoint’s History

Cicero Lounge on Twitter

RSS United Nations Human Rights News

%d bloggers like this: