The Real Milky Way –“Our Warped, Twisted, Wobbly Galaxy”

Warped & Twisted Milky Way


On February 3, The Galaxy reported that an international team of astronomers discovered that the Milky Way’s disc of stars becomes increasingly ‘warped’ and twisted the further away the stars are from the galaxy’s center. “We usually think of spiral galaxies as being quite flat, like Andromeda which you can easily see through a telescope,” says Professor Richard de Grijs, an astronomer from Australia’s Macquarie University.