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Charting the Milky Way From the Inside Out

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Milky Way galaxy

This artist's concept depicts the most up-to-date information about the shape of our own Milky Way galaxy. We live around a star, our sun, located about two-thirds of the way out from the center.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)

Imagine trying to create a map of your house while confined to only the living room.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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