Milky Way Inhomogeneity - V2
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Astronomers have found that interstellar gas in the Milky Way often has low amounts of chemical elements. The believe this may due to cosmic gas that falls into the Milky Way in the form of high-velocity clouds with low numbers of heavy elements in them. This material provides 'fuel' for the formation of new stars but does not mix well with the interstellar medium, and can cause chemical inhomogeneities on scales of tens of parsecs.

Title: Milky Way Inhomogeneity - V2

Category: Galaxies

Date: Jun 2021

Client: University of Zurich

Medium: Photoshop

Keywords: accretion Adobe Photoshop astrophysics gas inhomogeneity Milky Way mixing press release star formation University of Zurich

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