Saturday, August 29, 2015

Milky Way Halo update

As it turns out, there have been lots of new halo objects discovered over the last few years, especially in the southern hemisphere, where some deep surveys have begun to bring in the goods. Especially the Dark Energy Survey has, as a by-product, netted a whopping 17 objects, most of them around the Magellanic Clouds, and therefore likely part of the Magellanic tidal stream around the Milky Way.

As there is still some sky left not covered by surveys so far, there is certainly more to come. Stay tuned.

[Click on the image for an interactive and embiggenable version]

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