July 15, 2024



Massive galactic structure discovered, by accident, with Green Bank Telescope

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by: Bryan Hughes, Nexstar Media Wire

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GREEN BANK, W.Va. (WOWK) – Astronomers at the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia discovered a massive, previously unknown structure in the Milky Way galaxy, according to a paper published in The Astrophysical Journal in mid-June.

The first discovery happened with a smaller telescope but researchers had to bring in a larger, 20-meter telescope to confirm the unexpected observation.

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