A new study by Chinese and Australian astronomers revealed the world's first three-dimensional image that presents the spiral pattern of the Milky Way with high accuracy, showing that the disk of our galaxy is not flat but deviates in the report and is twisted with its center informed Xinhua.
The study was published on Tuesday in the online edition of Nature Astronomy. Many people have believed that our galaxy looks like a flat disk of stars orbiting their central region. However, the authors of the new study have found that the distant regions at the edge of the Milky Way deviate and are twisted relative to the central axis. a three-dimensional structure. According to Chen Xiaodian, study coordinator and researcher at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the exact distances separating the Sun from the galactic disks were key elements in the true appearance of our galaxy.
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