New Milky Way
n accurate impression of the Milky Way Galaxy seen from an oblique vantage point, commissioned to
appear in Sky & Telescope
. Astronomers think that the Galaxy has a central bar, seen in
this image. The arms, as we know them, are in their correct places. Note also the so-called
'molecular ring' of dust and young stars that surrounds the bar and nucleus. This image appears in
the book The Big Bang
by Jared Pereira.