Milky Way stars catalogued in massive new image
SANTIAGO (AFP) - Astronomers said on Wednesday they have produced an image capturing some 84 million stars at our universe's core in a massive survey of the Milky Way.
The team's achievement at the Paranal observatory in northern Chile has been billed as the largest survey to date of stars in our galaxy - multi-gigapixel.
That makes it a whopping 10 times larger than the biggest earlier images, according to scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
It should help them better understand how our universe has changed over time, they said.