Back An artist's rendition of our Sun's neighborhood. With the help of the EUVE satellite, astronomers have been able to form a picture of the Sun's stellar and interstellar environment. The Sun, along with several other nearby stars, is located within a region of of hot, low density gas about 300 hundred light years in extent. The interstellar gas is inhomogeneously distributed around our local neighborhood and our Galaxy. This patchy distribution has allowed the detection by the EUVE satellite of other galaxies beyond our own Milky Way. Next
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