A giant X-shaped structure has been found at the centre of the Milky Way
A tweet posted by astronomer Dustin Lang from the University of Toronto led to scientists investigating a three-dimensional bulge at the heart of the Milky Way’s flat structure.
“The bulge is a key signature of formation of the Milky Way,” Melissa Ness, a post-doctoral researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany notes.
“If we understand the bulge we will understand the key processes that have formed and shaped our galaxy.”
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