New Milky Way
Accurate portrait of our Milky Way galaxy, oblique view
New Milky Way
An 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.
Details

Title: New Milky Way

Category: Galaxies

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2004

Client: Sky & Telescope

Tags:

Milky Way barred spiral galaxy