SPACE New 3D map of the Milky Way shows we live in a warped galaxy

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By David Freeman

Seems we weren’t quite right about the Milky Way.

Last year we learned that our home galaxy is bigger than we imagined, and now comes word that its shape isn’t quite what many have believed it to be. Instead of being a mostly flat spiral disk of stars and gas, new research by astronomers in China and Australia shows that the Milky Way is significantly warped at its edges.

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Graphic view of the Milky Way showing the position of our sun. The galaxy is organized into spiral arms of stars that illuminate interstellar gas and dust. NASA/Adler/U. Chicago/Wesleyan/JPL-Caltech

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Milky Way Galaxy from the Canary Islands – Art print on canvas (35x24inch: Unframed)

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