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ISO Provides First Measurements of Cold Water in the Milky Way DLESE Reviewed Collection
Using the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory, Spanish and Italian astronomers have for the first time measured the total amount of water in cold regions of the Milky Way. The findings and implications of this research are discussed here, with emphasis on the fact that water is abundant in these cold regions and exists mostly in the form of ice. Images and videos are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Cryology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Animations require software for mpeg files or Real Media.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 European Space Agency. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-359
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Andrea Moneti
Institute d'Astrophysique

Principal Investigator: Leo Metcalfe
ISO Project Scientist