TAKING MEASURE OF THE MILKY WAY
A SIM PLANETQUEST KEY PROJECT

The purpose of this SIM (Space Interferometry Mission) PlanetQuest key project is to undertake fundamental measurements of the the mass distribution and dynamical structure of the Milky Way Galaxy. By doing so, we will learn about the nature of the dark matter and the formation history of the Galaxy.
Artwork by Russell Kightley GENERAL SIM PLANETQUEST BACKGROUND

THE GRID GIANT STAR SURVEY

KEY PROJECT TOPICS: GROUP MEMBERS

ASTRONOMY BACKGROUND:

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