“Monsters & Dragons?” –Mapping the Terra Incognito of Milky Way’s Unseen Far Side

  “Optically, it’s like trying to look through a velvet cloth—black as black can be,” says Thomas Dame, Director of the Radio Telescope Data Center at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Senior Radio Astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. “In terms of tracing and understanding the spiral structure, essentially half of the Milky Way … Continue reading “Monsters & Dragons?” –Mapping the Terra Incognito of Milky Way’s Unseen Far Side