Thursday, November 29, 2012

Answer to Question 139

A139: Baade's Window is an area of the sky with relatively low amounts of interstellar "dust"along the line of sight from the Earth. This area is considered an observational "window" as the normally obscured Galactic Center of the Milky Way is visible in this direction. It is named for astronomer Walter Baade who first recognized its significance. This area corresponds to one of the brightest visible patches of the Milky Way.

Source: Wikipedia

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