Latest Perseus Arm Stories
New research using the ultra-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) has determined that we live in a more upscale neighborhood in our galaxy than previously thought.
For decades, astronomers have been blind to what our galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like. After all, we sit in the midst of it and can't step outside for a bird's eye view.
The Perseus spiral arm - the nearest spiral arm in the Milky Way outside the Sun's orbit - lies only half as far from Earth as some previous studies had suggested.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.