The Peanut at the Heart of our Galaxy. Central bulge of the Milky Way WWW.GOODNEWS.WS

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Artist's impression of the Milky Way: This artist’s impression shows how the Milky Way galaxy would look from very different perspectives than we get from the Earth. From some angles the central bulge shows up as a peanut shaped glowing ball of stars and from above the central narrow bar appears clearly. The many spiral arms and their associated dust clouds are also clearly seen. Credit: ESO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Kornmesser/R. Hurt
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Simulation of the X-shaped bulge of the Milky Way: Animation of a barred galaxy like the Milky Way showing the presence of an X-shaped bulge. The X-shape extends to about one half of the bar radius. It is directly visible when the bar is seen from the side, but when the viewer is close to the long axis of the bar it cannot be seen directly and its presence can only be inferred from the distribution of brightnesses of stars along a given direction.Credit:University of Central Lancashire/V. Debattista (simulation)/L. Noel (animation)/ESO

The Peanut at the Heart of our Galaxy. Central bulge of the Milky Way WWW.GOODNEWS.WS
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