Three dimensional map of interstellar gas within 300 parsecs

12 Feb 2010
Posted by colby

via: Science Daily:

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing new 3D maps of the interstellar gas in the local area around our Sun. A French-American team of astronomers presents new absorption measurements towards more than 1800 stars. They were able to characterize the properties of the interstellar gas within each sight line.