The X in the Milky Way

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, detects infrared light, which can get through that dust, so we can see the stars in the center of the galaxy more clearly. In a new study, astronomers found that the stars mark a huge X centered smack dab in the galactic core. …

bad_astronomy 2016/08/01 x

ESO1339a: Milky Way X

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