View Full Version : New Look for the Milky Way

2005-Sep-07, 04:09 PM
SUMMARY: Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have created a detailed survey of the structure of the Milky Way. Based on this evidence, they think the shape of the Milky Way is more complex than a plain old spiral. Our galaxy seems to have a long central bar, approximately 27,000 light-years in length. From our vantage point going around the Sun, we see this bar at a 45-degree angle.

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