Category: James Jackson

First “bone” of the Milky Way identified

January 9th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, James Jackson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Jackson, College of Arts & Sciences

Our Milky Way is a spiral galaxy — a pinwheel-shaped collection of stars, gas, and dust…

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Scientists discover a piece of the Milky Way’s galactic skeleton

January 9th, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, James Jackson, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Jackson, College of Arts & Sciences

When James Jackson, an astronomer at Boston University, first noticed a dust cloud that curved across the sky in 2010, he saw something serpentine in its skinny shape and called it “Nessie,” after the Loch Ness monster…

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