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The Radcliffe Wave: A Wave of Dust, Gas, and Young Stars

Catherine Zucker, astronomer, Harvard University

13-Jan-20 14:00

The Radcliffe Wave: A Wave of Dust, Gas, and Young Stars

Astronomers have discovered what is the largest known gaseous structure in the Milky Way, and it’s made up of interconnected stellar nurseries. We find out more from one of the astronomers on what this actually means, and its significance in the field of astronomy.

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Lim Sue Ann, Juliet Jacobs


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