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The warped disc of our galaxy, the Milky Way

The warped disc of our galaxy, the Milky Way


Date: 02 March 2020
Satellite: Gaia
Copyright: Stefan Payne-Wardenaar; Magellanic Clouds: Robert Gendler/ESO

The galactic disc of the Milky Way, our galaxy, is not flat but warped upwards on one side and downwards on the other. Data from ESA's galaxy-mapping spacecraft Gaia provides new insights into the behaviour of the warp and its possible origins.

Last Update: 2 March 2020
1-Jun-2020 13:35 UT

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