Science in a Minute 085219 Milky Way May Not Be Flat But Warped at Its Edges

August 05, 2019 03:30 PM
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Science in a Minute 085219 Milky Way May Not Be Flat But Warped at Its Edges
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Astronomers at the Astronomical Observatory, of the University of Warsaw, have created a new three-dimensional map of the Milky Way. The new 3D map shows that our home galaxy isn’t as flat as had been thought, but is noticeably warped at its edges. The astronomers say their new map provides a better understanding of the structure and history of the Milky Way.