Is the Milky Way Warped? New 3D Map Reveals Surprising Findings

In summary, a study has shown that the Milky Way galaxy is warped, and there is a sun symbol on the map to denote our position within it. Although it is only a guess, it is believed that we are in the densest clump of stars. Altair 4 is also in the same clump. The sun symbol was tattooed onto the image, and it was originally overlooked until it was searched for.
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https://www.inverse.com/article/58175-study-shows-the-milky-way-is-warped
 
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Neat, but where is the "you are here" pointer? :smile:
 
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True, but I think it’s fair to say we are in the densest clump of stars although that’s only a guess on my part.

I think Altair 4 is in the same clump too.

Actually there is a sun symbol on the map to denote our position.
 
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Actually there is a sun symbol on the map to denote our position.
Ah ha ! I missed that. Thanks.
 
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phinds said:
Ah ha ! I missed that. Thanks.

Its understandable, they tattooed it to the image and I only noticed when I went looking for Altair 4. I did find Anne Francis though. :-)
 

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What is the "New 3D Map of the Milky Way"?

The "New 3D Map of the Milky Way" is a highly detailed and accurate map of our galaxy created by a team of scientists using data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite. It provides a comprehensive view of the Milky Way and its structure, including the positions and movements of over 1.8 billion stars.

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