An artist’s rendition shows the warped shape of the Milky Way galaxy over the Warsaw University Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Image: Jan Skowron/University of Warsaw via Reuters

New star map shows Milky Way’s true shape – a warped and twisted galaxy

  • Researchers tracked thousands of giant stars known as Cepheids to create precise three-dimensional chart
  • Findings show galaxy’s disk, far from flat, is significantly warped and varies in thickness from place to place
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An artist’s rendition shows the warped shape of the Milky Way galaxy over the Warsaw University Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Image: Jan Skowron/University of Warsaw via Reuters
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