We believe spiral galaxies are flat. You often hear the disk of our galaxy being described as "flat as a pancake". The great spiral galaxy next door ̵
They found that the disk of the Milky Way stars became more distorted and distorted as the stars from the center of the galaxy were farther away. to be somehow "special". But – from what is known today – its distorted shape gives it a specialty, though not a uniqueness. Astronomers have watched a dozen other galaxies displaying similar twisted spiral patterns in their outer regions.
So our reversals in the Milky Way are rare, but they are not seen elsewhere in the universe.
Establishing the shape of the Milky Way was not easy, astronomers say. Their statement explains:
The attempt to determine the true shape of our galaxy is like staying in Sydney's garden and trying to determine the shape of Australia. But over the last 50 years there have been signs that the hydrogen clouds in the Milky Way are distorted. The new map shows that the curved disk of the Milky Way also contains young stars.
In their statement, it is also said:
From a long distance, our spiral galaxy will look like a thin disk of stars that travels once a few hundred million years around its central area where hundreds of billions of stars provide the gravitational "glue "to keep it together.
But this attraction of gravity is much weaker in the far outer disk of the galaxy. There, the hydrogen atoms, which make up the bulk of the Milky Way Gas Disc, are no longer limited to a thin plane, but instead give the disk S-like or distorted appearance. Once they have developed the first accurate three-dimensional picture of the Milky Way to its far-flung regions.
All this raises a question. If, as these scientists think, the massive inner disk of our galaxy is what probably causes the torque that creates the curved spiral pattern of the Milky Way – why are most other spiral galaxies not so distorted and distorted?
Why do not we see many galaxies distorted in this way?
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