- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist from West Virginia University is among a team of scientists from around the world who have mapped the distribution of hydrogen across the Milky Way.

D.J. Pisano, an associate professor of physics and astronomy in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, said the new survey helps fill in gaps from a previous survey.

The research was published last week in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The team used two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes - Parkes Observatory in Australia and the Effelsberg in Germany - to survey from both the northern and southern hemispheres. Astronomers in Germany did additional data processing to produce a combined, consistent map.

Pisano says the collaboration of scientists around the world made it possible to survey the entire sky.

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