This 3D Map of the Milky Way Is the Best View Yet of Our Galaxy's Warped, Twisted Shape

August 12, 2019

By calculating the distance from the sun to thousands of pulsating stars across the Milky Way, astronomers have now charted our galaxy in 3D on a larger scale than ever before, a new study finds. These new findings shed light on the warped, twisted shape of the galaxy's disk, researchers added.