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A New Map of the Milky Way

17 Mar 2020, 14:47 UTC
A New Map of the Milky Way Ron Miller

Hundreds of years ago explorers sailed across oceans and traversed uncharted continents to map Earth, and in the past half a century space probes have photographed most of our solar system. Yet as well as we have come to know our astronomical backyard, our image of the larger neighborhood—our Milky Way galaxy—is blurry.

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