CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) It turns out our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped, at least around the far edges.
Scientists in China and Australia released an updated 3D map of the Milky Way on Tuesday. They used 1,339 pulsating stars young, newly catalogued stars bigger and brighter than our sun to map the galaxys shape.
The farther from the center, the more warping, or twisting, there is in the Milky Ways outer hydrogen gas disc. Researchers say the warped, spiral pattern is likely caused by the spinning force of the massive inner disc of stars.
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