n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Only two spiral arms to our Milky Way? : news notes
|Article Title||Only two spiral arms to our Milky Way? : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2008|
Using infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have discovered that the Milky Way's elegant spiral structure is dominated by just two arms wrapping off the ends of a central bar of stars. Previously, our galaxy was thought to possess four major arms.
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