Why can't we use solar type stars as spiral tracers? what type of stars make good spiral tracers? why? What characteristics do they have to perform this function?
Spiral tracers are objects with a short existence, such as blazing young stars. They trace the spiral pattern because they are produced in the spiral arms and cannot wander far from their birthplace in their short lives.
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Solar type stars are of the main sequence stars and are found closer to the galactic center. Moreover, the lifespan of solar stars is long and their...
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Learn what type of galaxy the Milky Way is and understand the properties of the Milky Way arms. Learn about the methods used to study the Milky Way's spiral arms.