A 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.
Name: New Milky Way
Client: Sky & Telescope