Galactic Thin Disk

P. van der Kruit, P. Murdin

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Of the components of our MILKY WAY GALAXY, the thin disk is the most prominent part to our eyes. It manifests itself as the band of faint light that we see encircling the whole sky. Except for the bulge in the direction of the center of our Galaxy, the stars that make up the Milky Way as we see it are part of the thin disk, just as our Sun is part of that same population of stars. A remarkable fa...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of astronomy and astrophysics
EditorsPaul Murdin
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherInstitute of Physics
ISBN (Print)1561592684, 0333750888
Publication statusPublished - 1-Nov-2000


  • Stars
  • Stellar Populations and Star Clusters

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