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Posted on April 23, 2014

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Milky Way’s Structure Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like.

It may seem odd that a comprehensive understanding of the Milky Way’s structure has so far eluded researchers. But it’s tough to get a broad view of the galaxy from within.

"We are fairly confident that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, but we don’t know much in detail. At the most basic level, we’d like to be able to make a map that would show in detail what it looks like," said Mark Reid of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who led the new study. 

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The Periodic Table graphic is at last complete - all of the elements, with a plethora of data for each, colour coded to indicate trends in each across the table. View in larger size here:

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