Behold, The Most Detailed Map Of Neutral Hydrogen In The Milky Wayby The Daily Eye Team October 24 2016, 7:23 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 43 secs
Sometimes you just need to forget about all the small things and focus on the big picture, just like our fatty bear brother Otis. He knows what’s up. So, if life’s got you down today, Motherboard has the antidote: the most detailed map of the Milky Way galaxy, ever.
The image, which is technically a map of the detailed structure of neutral hydrogen visible in the night sky, has been stitched together by a tag-team of German and Australian scientists. The map is the culmination of a decade-long project called HI4PI, which used two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes—the 100m dish at Effelsberg in Germany and the 64m Parkes/Australia telescope—to assemble a picture space’s most abundant element from both hemispheres.