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New Milky Way

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.

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Name: New Milky Way

Category: Galaxies

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2004

Client: Sky & Telescope

Tags: Milky Way barred spiral galaxy