Where are the Milky Way's gas clouds and where are they going?
To help answer this question, a
new highest-resolution map
of the sky in the universe's
-- has been completed and
, along with its
the all-sky map of hydrogen's
shows abundance with brightness and speed with color.
toward us artificially colored blue and low radial speeds away colored green.
The band across the middle is the
plane of our Milky Way Galaxy
while the bright spots on the lower right are the neighboring
The HI4PI map collects data from over one million observations with the northern
Eiffelsberg 100-Meter Radio Telescope
Parkes 64-Meter Radio Telescope
, also known as
The details of the map not only better inform humanity about
Milky Way galaxy
but also how much light
this local gas
is likely to absorb when
observing the outside universe
Many details on the map are
not yet well understood