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Milky Way Peanut
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Milky Way Peanut

September 13, 2013
This artist’s impression shows how the Milky Way galaxy would look seen from almost edge on and from a very different perspective than we get from the Earth. The central bulge shows up as a peanut shaped glowing ball of stars and the spiral arms and their associated dust clouds form a narrow band.

Credit: ESO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Kornmesser/R. Hurt

[ Read the Article: Astronomers Find Peanut Sitting In Middle Of Milky Way]