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Galaxies - The Milky Way
Here we see my interpretation of our own Milky Way. The spiral arms consist of newly formed stars stretching out from the yellow bulge that surrounds the nucleus which is 26,000 light years away from Earth. The overall diameter of the Milky Way is 100,000 light years. I have indicated the presence of a central bar which is believed to exist, though the Solar System's position within one of the spiral arms makes it hard to be sure of this.

   
 
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Bang: The Complete History of the Universe
Produced by Canopus Books, published by Carlton Books.
By Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott
Major Artworks by Brian Smallwood

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