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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:29 PM

If life seems warped lately, it's not you. It's our Milky Way galaxy

A new map of the Milky Way confirms something researchers have long suspected: this galaxy is warped.

Thatís right. The abiding sense of cosmic disarray youíre feeling is not just a sign of the times ó itís also a feature of our home in the stars.

The map, the first 3-D representation of the Milky Way, appeared last week in the journal Science. It shows that the vast collection of stellar bodies forms a distinct wavy S-shape.

Researchers at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw tracked thousands of young stars, known as Cepheids, to precisely chart the galaxy from edge to edge, a span of about 120,000 light-years.

https://www.latimes.com/projects/milky-way-galaxy-warped-like-an-s/

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Reply If life seems warped lately, it's not you. It's our Milky Way galaxy (Original post)
Zorro Aug 2019 OP
BannonsLiver Aug 2019 #1
blugbox Aug 2019 #3
Roland99 Aug 2019 #2
underpants Aug 2019 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:33 PM

1. We are a simulation.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:46 PM

3. TECH SUUUUPPPOOOORRRRTTTT!!! nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:40 PM

2. That was cool. Thanks!

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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:48 PM

4. And it's breaking into pieces

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