Artist's impression of the Milky Way (updated - annotated)
This detailed annotated artist’s impression shows the structure of the Milky Way, including the location of the spiral arms and other components such as the bulge. This version of the image has been updated to include the most recent mapping of the shape of the central bulge deduced from survey data from ESO’s VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory.
About the Image
|Release date:||12 September 2013, 12:00|
|Size:||5600 x 5600 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way|
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