Podcast: The mission to map the Milky Way

Although it seems counter-intuitive, not looking directly at a galaxy can make it appear brighter Credit: iStock

In the latest episode of Radio Astronomy, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team look at our favourite bits from the June 2018 issue and speak to Prof Gerry Gilmore, principal investigator for the UK participation in a mission to map 1.7 billion stars in our Galaxy.

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Listen to the latest podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine