galactic plane


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galactic plane

See galactic equator; Galaxy.

galactic plane

[gə′lak·tik ′plān]
(astronomy)
The plane that may be drawn through the galactic equator; the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy.
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The Milky Way's galactic plane is visible as a thin bright strip.
As viewed from Earth, the visible region of the Milky Way's Galactic plane occupies an area of the sky that includes 30 constellations.
Brian presented a set of observations made looking across the galactic plane.
In this scenario, no more than a billion years passed between the huge starry disk coalescing and its center building up and bulging out from the main galactic plane.
So dense are the clouds of dust and gas in the galactic plane that our view of the central region is almost totally obscured.
Some chapter topics include observations of interstellar and circumstellar ice, the galactic plane source populations revealed by AKARI, 3D dynamics of interactions between stellar winds and the interstellar medium, and near-infrared spectroscopy of brown dwarfs with AKARI.
The Virgin Galactic plane took to the air at a huge convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the United States.
Variations in the map outside the galactic plane are significant, preventing any cosmological analysis due to yearly changes.
2 GHz can be found in relative abundance along the Milky Way galactic plane and are seen spectroscopically as whirling maser pockets with halo structures of 2- 300 AU in diameter.
Speculating on possible candidates for this agent, it is perhaps worth noting that the galactic plane of the Milky Way is the brightest object in the sky over a very wide range of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation as well as particle fluxes.
Although two of the three newly discovered FRBs were discovered relatively close to the galactic plane, their dispersion measures and redshifts suggests an extragalactic origin.
Joel Stebbins [reported] his photoelectric measures of the irregularly distributed absorbing clouds in the galactic plane.