Helix-Shaped Giant Molecular Clouds of the Milky Way Center
A research team of the Department of Physics, Keio University, has discovered a giant molecular cloud located in the Galactic center, approximately 30,000 light years away from our solar system with a peculiar helical structure by observation with the NRO 45m Telescope at Nobeyama Radio Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). The team named it a “pigtail” molecular cloud because ofits shape.
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Helix-Shaped Giant Molecular Clouds of the Milky Way Center

A research team of the Department of Physics, Keio University, has discovered a giant molecular cloud located in the Galactic center, approximately 30,000 light years away from our solar system with a peculiar helical structure by observation with the NRO 45m Telescope at Nobeyama Radio Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). The team named it a “pigtail” molecular cloud because ofits shape.

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