Astronomers discovered a large family of stars in the Milky Way


Looking at the image below, it is clear that the Milky Way has a large number of stars. Astronomers say that the galaxy is filled with streams of stars, but about 500 stars appear in one of those streams. In a new study, astronomers have discovered 8292 stellar currents in the galaxy.

While clusters of strings appear in the cluster, as the name suggests, the currents form a linear pattern. The currents are named Theja, the Greek goddess of vision and heavenly light. Astronomers on the study specifically used data taken from the ESA Gaia space telescope to study Thea 456 and revealed that 468 stars were born simultaneously in the stream.

The entire long stream of stars runs across the sky in the same direction as a group. Northwestern University study writer Jeff Andrews said that most stellar groups are formed together. Andrews says what’s exciting about Thea 456 is that it is not a small cluster of stars; It is very long and long.

Astronomers also note that there are relatively few streams around it that are young and widely dispersed. Stars usually form in groups, which are spherical clusters. Recent data have revealed other star patterns, including the long currents observed in Thea 456, which span 570 light-years of the Milky Way.

It took astronomers so long to discover the galactic stream on a large scale because it stays in the galactic plane, hiding from astronomers. The stream is easily suppressed by 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy because the Milky Way plane is at the place where most of the galaxy’s mass is present. Astronomers noted that all stars within 456 have the same composition with the same amount of iron. Rachna states that they formed together about 100 million years ago.

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